Terrorists can’t weaken nation’s commitment: CM


Announces financial assistance for heirs of deceased, injured persons; damages to property

Amraiz Khan

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Wednesday denounced Johar Town blast as cowardly act aimed disrupting the law and order situation in the province.

“The perpetrators of this crime will not escape the law as a handful of terrorists cannot weaken the strong commitment of the nation.”

Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said the Punjab government fully shares the grief of the deceased and injured persons and will spare no effort for their rehabilitation.

He announced that heirs of deceased persons will be provided financial assistance while damages to property will also be compensated.

“The anti-state elements are trying to destabilise the situation through nefarious activities but they should mind that the nation stand alert and all such elements will meet their fate.”

He declared that the coward enemy cannot face the brave Pakistani nation, adding that coward enemy cannot weaken the spirit of nations who rendered numerous sacrifices in the war against terrorism.

The CM sought a report from IG Police and directed to investigate the blast incident. “The criminals involved in this blast should be immediately arrested and injured be provided with the best treatment facilities,” he said and also directed to impose emergency in Jinnah Hospital and other hospitals for taking best arrangements for the injured. He asked the Rescue-1122 and line departments to expedite their relief work.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar visited Jinnah Hospital and enquired after the health of the blast injured. The CM went to every injured individually and asked their wellbeing.

He directed the hospital administration to provide best medical facilities to the injured. He said injured of the incident will be treated free of cost.

Usman Buzdar appreciated the determination and patience of the injured persons. The CM also lauded the performance of doctors, nurses and paramedics.

He said that doctors are working round the clock for providing best treatment facilities to the injured. We salute the doctors who are busy to serve ailing humanity.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah telephonically contacted the Punjab CM and condemned the Johar Town blast.

He prayed for the early recovery of the injured. Usman Buzdar said the criminals will soon be under the grip of the law.

An investigation team has been constituted and the injured are being provided with the best treatment facilities.

On the other hand, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar chaired a meeting to formulate a corporate agriculture farming policy.

He directed to finalize the corporate agriculture farming policy within the next few days to allot lands to Chinese investors for corporate agriculture farming.

Chairman CPEC Authority Lt-Gen (r) Asim Saleem Bajwa, Advisor Dr Salman Shah, SMBR, Chairman P&D, secretaries of industries and agriculture departments, CEO PBIT, Chairman Faisalabad Industrial Estates Development and Management Company Mian Kashif Ashfaq, President Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry and others attended the meeting.

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