Blast in Lahore's New Anarkali kills three, injures 29

Blast in Lahore's New Anarkali kills three, injures 29


Rescue teams have reached place of incident

LAHORE (Dunya News) – A time-device blast in Pan Mandi area in New Anarkali bazar of Lahore has killed three people and injured 29 others.

According to details, the rescue teams reached spot of incident and shifted the injured to Mayo Hospital.

Windows of nearby shops and buildings were left shattered by the explosion and motorcycles damaged.

Police said that around 1.5 kilograms of explosives were used in the blast. It was further learnt that the explosives were placed on ground between motorcycles.

Preliminary report said that the blast took place at 1:40pm and razed a building and destroyed eight motorcycles.

Talking to media persons, DIG operations said that police teams are collecting evidence from the place of incident and soon the details of the blast will be confirmed.

Mayo Hospital officials said four people are in critical condition, with the doctors trying to save their lives. The medics have given first aid to other injured people.

Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar took notice of the blast and sought report from Inspector General (IG) Punjab. 

PM Imran takes notice

Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan condemned the blast at New Anarkali in Lahore.

The premier, while taking notice of the explosion, has directed the concerned authorities to arrest the responsible people as soon as possible.

He further extended condolences to the bereaved families of the explosion victims.

Shehbaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz condemn blast

President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Mian Shehbaz Sharif expressed sorrow over loss of precious human lives in Lahore blast and said that poor and minors were affected by the blast which is strongly condemnable.

Opposition Leader of National Assembly said that terrorism in Lahore days after an incident in Islamabad is not a good sign for the country.

Shehbaz Sharif also prayed for speedy recovery of the injured.

Maryam Nawaz said that a blast in busiest area of Lahore is very concerning.