PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Finance and Health Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra and Special Assitant to Chief Minister KP for Information and Public Relations Kamran Khan Bangash visited the madrassa in Dir Colony, Peshawar, where a blast took place and the hospital where injured were being treated.
In a tweet, Kamran Bangash said that he visited the blast site. Madrassa administration and police gave a briefing on the incident, he said. He confirmed that seven children were martyred and 72 others were injured.
The special assistant said that the KP Chief Minister had convened a high level meeting on the incident.
Taimur Jhagra said that he came back from a quick visit to the Lady Reading Hospital, following the blast at a Madrassa in Dir Colony, Peshawar.
He said he was in contact with the chief secretary, CCPO and the DC, as well as the hospital administration. “LRH has received 70 injured, with 7 patients dead on arrival,” he said.
Minister Taimur Jhagra said there were patients at other hospitals as well, but the majority of them were being treated at LRH. “The hospital administration is dealing with the situation professionally. Our focus is to provide the best possible care to all the injured. The dept is coordinating between different hospitals,” he said.
The CCPO had confirmed that preliminary onsite investigations showed explosives were used, he said.
“Let us pray for the lives lost, and redouble our efforts to maintain the safety and security of this beautiful country, province and city,” he tweeted.
The health minister wrote: “We have to stop playing with the lives of our children. What have we done after APS? We have become sub human. Where is the clean up? Put your foot down for us…NO MORE GAMES!”