Web Desk: Journalists and social media users criticised Federal Minister and member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Faisal Vawda for arriving with a weapon during attack on the Chinese consulate in the provincial capital.

The Social media users questioned why the federal minister had arrived at the Chinese Consulate carrying a gun.

Vawda had arrived at the consulate shortly after the attack, informing reporters he had reached the site on the directives of the prime minister.

After few hours, Vawda took to Twitter to respond to the criticism. I was informed as I was in the vicinity and I further informed the concerned agencies. As a Pakistani I didnt shy away. Its my right to use my licenced weapons for self-defence. At least Im not a coward like many hiding behind keyboards and ****, Vawda tweeted.

Security forces on Friday foiled a terror attack targeting the Chinese consulate situated in Karachis Clifton area.

Two policemen, ASI Ashraf Dawood and Constable Amir, were martyred as the gunmen tried to enter the consulate. Two civilians, a father and a son who had come from Quetta for visas, were also killed. A security guard was critically injured.