LAHORE- Leaders of PML-Q and PTI have demanded the federal and Balochistan governments foolproof security for buildings associated with founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and early arrest of culprits involved in attacking his Ziarat residency.

PML-Q leaders Shujaat Hussain, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi and Moonis Elahi, condemning the attack on Ziarat residency, said it had deeply hurt sentiments of all the Pakistanis. They also expressed profound grief and sorrow over explosions in university buses in Quetta and in Emergence Department of Bolan Medical Complex, and said attack on innocent girl students was highly condemnable and unfortunate.

PTI leaders Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed, Hamid Khan, Ahsan Rasheed, Hammad Azhar and Muhammad Madni in a news conference condemned the attack on Ziarat residency, saying elements involved in such heinous acts could not be Pakistanis, as no Pakistani could even think of such a profane action. 

They demanded the federal and Balochistan governments to make foolproof security arrangements for all buildings associated with Quaid-e-Azam and penalize the culprits.

They also criticised the federal government for presenting an anti-people budget, saying, “The hungry lion representing the elite has launched its hunt for the poor and the middle classes through its budget to benefit the ‘haves’”.

They claimed that rulers’ actions had established the fact that they had learnt nothing from the past and the incumbent ruling party would once again prove it was its visionless regime.

The PTI leaders urged the chief justice of Pakistan and Election Commission Pakistan to take notice of vote-rigging in elections in larger interest of the masses and democracy.