Punjab Inspector General of Police Punjab Inam Ghani on Wednesday said that terrorist elements want to demoralize the forces and citizens by carrying out cowardly attacks on law enforcement agencies but they will never succeed.
“The Punjab Police will chase after these terrorists and misguided elements and crushed their nefarious designs against the motherland and its people.”
The IG Police pledged that the Punjab Police will spare no effort to bring such anti-social elements to the book and stand them trial for their misdeeds.
“The better law and order, development and stability in the beloved homeland is unacceptable to anti-state elements so they want to harm the peace of the society through their heinous acts”, Inam Ghani pointed out, adding that the Punjab Police will go after these terrorists and facilitators and will root them out by making an example of them.
He added that the vehicle could not move much due to the police check-post near the blast and the terrorists failed to do much damage due to the presence of the police team.
He said that Punjab Police will bring the masterminds and their facilitators of the blast to justice and would compensate the irreparable loss of martyrs and injured by bringing them to justice.
The IG Police said that the CTD teams were scrutinizing all the aspects of the incident and investigation is underway from every aspect so to say anything about it would be premature and would affect the investigation.
He directed the police officers to refrain from commenting on the incident in the media as talking about it untill the outcome of the investigation would be tantamount to aiding the responsible terrorists.
He further said that whatever would come to light in the investigation would be made public without any delay with the help of media so citizens should not believe in rumors or speculations.
He expressed these views while talking to media persons after visiting the site of the blast in Johar Town today.
Responding to questions from media persons, IG Punjab said that law enforcement agencies receive hundreds of threats every year and Punjab Police in collaboration with intelligence agencies thwarted these threats even before this incident Police have received about 65 threats. He added that the CTD is investigating the nature of the blast and it is too early to say.
After the incident, the Punjab IG visited Jinnah Hospital Lahore and enquired after the health of the injured civilians and police personnel.
The IGP asked the doctors for speedy recovery of the injured and instructed them to ensure provision of best medical facilities.
CCPO Lahore Ghulam Mehmood Dogar and DIG Operation Sajid Kayani along with other police officers were also present on this occasion.