PM Imran Khan orders immediate report on Quetta blast
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan stated on Saturday that he has ordered the concerned authorities to submit an “immediate report on the “condemnable cowardly terrorist attack” in Quetta on Friday, which claimed 15 lives including a deputy superintendent of police (DSP).
In the premier’s tweet, he praised the martyred DSP calling him a “brave and exemplary officer.” He added that he had requested the Balochistan government to ensure the provision of medical facilities to the injured.
“I have demanded an immediate report on the condemnable cowardly terrorist attack in Quetta targeting a mosque and people at prayers. Have asked provincial govt to ensure all medical facilities are provided to the injured. Martyred DSP Haji Amanullah was a brave and exemplary officer,” the prime minister stated.
At least 15 people including Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ammanullah and the Imam of the mosque were killed and 19 others injured in a powerful explosion at a mosque in the provincial capital’s Satellite Town on Friday.
Reports say that the bomb explosion took place when the people were offering Maghrib prayers. The cause of the blast was not immediately clear.
Immediately after the explosion, security forces and rescue staff reached the spot and shifted the wounded people to local hospital for medical facilities. Security officials have cordoned off the site of the blast.
The director general of the Inter-Services Public Relations, Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, also posted a tweet yesterday, announcing that Frontier Corps personnel had arrived at the blast site and were conducting a search operation along with police.
“Every possible assistance be given to police and civil administration,” the tweet quoted Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa as saying, adding that “those who targeted innocents in a mosque can never be true Muslim.”