Strike today over Mastung blast: Fazlur Rehman

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QUETTA: On the directions of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, nation will be observing a general strike on Saturday over the Mastung attack.

At least 27 people lost their lives while over 30 others including JUI-F’s Deputy Chairman Senate of Pakistan Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, were injured on Friday in a roadside blast in Mastung area of Balochistan, officials said.

Haideri’s convoy was targeted in the blast with pictures showing the extent of damage to his vehicle. The deputy chairman was returning from an event at Ittehad Bainul Muslimeen at Jamia Masjid Hammadia when the explosion took place.

The deputy chairman Senate is undergoing treatment at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Quetta.