QUETTA (Dunya News) – Caretaker Balochistan Chief Minister Allaudin Marri on Saturday announced Rs 1.5 million as compensation for each martyr of Mastung suicide attack, Rs 1 million for each critical injured person. He also announced Rs two lakh for each person persons who received minor injuries the blast.
Addressing a press conference in Quetta, Allaudin Marri said that militants attempts to derail important democratic activity shall not succeed. He said that elections would be held on time.
Mastung Sadr police have also registered a case of the suicide blast on the complaint of naib tehsildar. The case has been registered against unknown people under the ATA.
On Friday, a suicide blast ripped through a crowd at a political rally in the town of Mastung, near the Balochistan provincial capital Quetta, killing 131 people and wounding over 200 others.
Among the dead was Siraj Raisani, who was running for a provincial seat with the newly-formed local Balochistan Awami Party (BAP). Siraj Raisani was younger brother of former Balochistan chief minister Aslam Raisani.
The blast is the latest in a string of attacks that have spurred fears of violence ahead of nationwide polls on July 25. Authorities said the suicide bomber detonated in the middle of a compound where the political meeting was taking place.
The attack was the most lethal since Taliban terrorists assaulted a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar in 2014, killing over 150 people, mostly children, and one of the deadliest in Pakistan s long struggle with terrorism.
It came hours after four people were killed and 39 injured when a bomb hidden inside a motorcycle detonated close to another politician s convoy in Bannu on Friday, near the border with Afghanistan.
The politician -- Akram Khan Durrani, a candidate of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) party -- survived, police said. No group has yet claimed responsibility for that attack.
On Tuesday, a bomb claimed by the Pakistani Taliban targeted a rally by the Awami National Party (ANP) in the city of Peshawar. Local ANP leader Haroon Bilour was among the 22 killed.