Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani told lawmakers on Monday that the assembly building could be the target of a terrorist attack, his statement coming a few hours after the gun-and-grenade attack at the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX).
Speaking during a session of the provincial assembly, the speaker informed the lawmakers that the Sindh Assembly had been facing threats of terror attacks. Durrani said he had earlier received warnings that the assembly building could come under terrorist attack.
He said photographs of the provincial assembly building had been obtained from terrorists who were earlier arrested. The Speaker said that after receiving threats, security measures for the provincial assembly building had been heightened.
Durrani said the Sindh chief minister was fully apprised of the entire situation. He advised the legislators to remain fully alert to such a threatening situation.
The sensational statement of the speaker came in the immediate backdrop of the attack of the Pakistan Stock Exchange building in Karachi earlier in the day.