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Gawadar’s statue of Jinnah has been blown up

Militants have blown up a statue of Mohammad Ali Jinnah installed along Gawadar’s Marine Drive.

DPO Gawadar Dr Farhan informed BBC Urdu that the monument was blasted to bits at 920 a.m. on Sunday.

According to Gawadar Deputy Commissioner Major Retired Abdul Kabeer, terrorists who attacked the statue pretended to be visitors in order to get access to the region.

He stated that an investigation had commenced, despite the fact that no arrests had been made.

The incident has been claimed by the banned Balochistan Republican Army.

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According to BBC Urdu, the monument was placed in a high-security zone near the General Officer Commanding’s (GOC) home and the Deputy Inspector General’s office in June 2021.

The event has enraged a large number of Pakistanis.

While DC Gawadar said militants planted an improvised explosive device near the monument, there were reports of a hand grenade being thrown at it.

Jam Kamal Khan, the Chief Minister of Balochistan, has vehemently denounced the incident.

Terrorists will not be permitted to destroy the province’s tranquilly, according to the chief minister. He ordered the relevant authorities to apprehend the attackers as soon as possible.

A complaint was filed against unnamed persons at the CTD Gwadar police station on Monday under Section 7 of the ATA and the Explosives Act [punishment for acts of terrorism].

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