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Punjab Minister for Zakat and Ushr Shaukat Lalika held a press conference in Bahawalnagar on Friday in connection with bomb blast in Ashura procession.
Additional IG South Punjab Capt (retd) Zafar Iqbal, Commissioner Bahawalpur Division Captain (retd) Zafar Iqbal, Regional Police Officer Bahawalpur Zubair Dareshak, Deputy Commissioner and DPO Bahawalnagar were also present at the press conference.
Provincial Minister told that a blast occurred during the Ashura procession.
Provincial Minister Shaukat Lalika said that accused has been arrested and all relevant aspects were being investigated. He said that it was suspected that an external hand was involved in the blast. The procession was attacked with a hand grenade.
FIR of the incident was registered at CTD Multan Police Station. As many as two people were killed and 35 people were injured in the blast.
The Punjab government would give Rs one million to those killed in the blast. On duty DSP, SHO, in-charge Security Branch and other officers were suspended on charges of negligence. Funeral prayers of minor girl and youth killed in the blast were offered.
Commissioner Capt (retd) Muhammad Zafar Iqbal Friday visited District Headquarters Hospital Bahawalnagar to enquire about the health of Bahawalnagar bomb blast victims.
He presented flowers and fruits to the injured persons and asked them about the treatment facilities. Regional Police Officer (RPO) Muhammad Zubair Dareshk was also present on the occasion.