Washington DC: The united States Republican Congressman Brad Sherman has condemned the attack on the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sindh on Thursday evening, killing 84 and injuring more than 150 visitors.
The congressman called it as an attack on the peaceful sufi soul of Sindh. His statement reads,“My sympathies are with the peaceful Sufi worshipers and the people of Sindh, who were attacked at the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sehwan on Thursday. The shrine, dedicated to the Saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, is an important site for the Sufi faith and attracts many thousands of pilgrims each year.
“As the Chairman of the Sindh Caucus and Ranking Member of the Asia Pacific Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, I am well aware of the proliferation of terrorist organizations within Pakistan, and the need for more concerted efforts to combat terrorism in South Asia.
He further stated,“I know that we will continue to work with Pakistan to combat terrorism. We should especially support those in Pakistan that are most affected by terror and those forces in Pakistan that are on the front lines of our efforts to defeat militant groups.
The congressman also bashed Pakistani Security agencies and urged them not to play double games of Good and bad Terrorist organizations.
“However, Pakistan’s intelligence services have for too long supported some terrorist organizations while combating others. It is impossible to get a handle on fanatical and violent groups when you play this double game. Unfortunately, we have a situation where ISIS can operate within Pakistan and carry out attacks as it did this week.”