Islamabad: Rebels destroyed a statue of Pakistan founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah in Gwadar, a coastal town in Pakistan's Balochistan province, by a bomb blast. According to a report published in Dawn on Monday (September 27, 2021), a statue installed in June on Marine Drive, considered a safe zone, was bombed and blown up on Sunday morning. The statue has been completely demolished in the blast.
According to the report, Baloch Republican Army spokesman Babbar Baloch took to Twitter to take responsibility for the blast. The report quoted Gwadar Deputy Commissioner Major (Retd), Abdul Kabir Khan, as saying that a high-level inquiry is being conducted into the matter. He said a tourist had entered the area as who destroyed Jinnah's statue by planting explosives. According to him, no arrest has been made so far, but the investigation will be completed in a day or two. He further said, "We are looking into the matter from all points and the culprits will be arrested soon.''
Former Balochistan Home Minister and Senator Sarfaraz Bugti tweeted that "The demolition of the statue of Quaid-e-Azam (Quaid-e-Azam) in Gwadar is an attack on Pakistan's ideology. I urge the authorities to punish the criminals in the same way as we did to the perpetrators of the Quaid-e-Azam residence in Ziarat.''