The blast near Punjab Assembly in Lahore killed at least 13 people and wounded 86 others.

LAHORE (Daily Dunya) – Initial report of Lahore Mall Road blast prepared by security agencies has revealed that the target of explosion was Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Shehbaz Sharif.

On Monday, a blast near Punjab Assembly in Lahore killed at least 13 people and wounded 86 others.

Seven police officers including DIG Traffic Capt (r) Ahmed Mobin and SSP Operations Zahid Gondal were among the dead when an explosion rocked a protest organized by Pakistan’s chemists and pharmaceuticals manufacturers on Mall Road at around 6:10 pm.

According to report, CCTV footage has shown that the suicide bomber entered the area before 5 pm when Shehbaz Sharif was present at CM House near Charing Cross from where he was scheduled to meet protesters along with mayor and deputy mayor Lahore.

Sources told that Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah advised the CM to reach the venue with delay after clearly inspecting the situation.

It was also mentioned that the bomber exploded himself near police officers on the delay of CM’s arrival.

Moreover, the report has been forwarded to the provincial government. 


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