Islamabad(July 15, 2018): Chairman PTI Imran Khan on Sunday reached Quetta to express solidarity with the families of Mastung victims as the country observes a day of national mourning.
Imran is accompanied by party spokesperson Naeemul Haque and Awon Chaudhry.
After reaching Quetta, Imran visited the CMH to inquire into the health of those injured in the incident.
The PTI chief will now visit the Raisani’s family at their home to offer condolences.
Later in the day, PTI will hold public gatherings in Sialkot and Jhang today, while MMA will hold a public gathering in Karachi.
Arrangements for the PTI gathering in Sialkot have been finalized, Imran Khan will address the crowd at Jinnah Stadium today.24 Feet tall and 80 feet long stage has been set up, while security arrangements have also been made.
PTI will also hold a public gathering in Sports Complex of Jhang today later in the day.
15000 chairs have been set up in the Jalsagah, while security and traffic plans have also been chalked out.
Earlier today, Caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk has reached Quetta to chair a high-level meeting regarding law and order situation of the province.
Prime Minister will meet Governor and caretaker Chief Minister of the province.
Nasirul Mulk will also chair a high-level meeting to review law and order situation during his visit of Quetta.
He will also pay his condolence to the bereaved family of Siraj Raisani.
Nation Observing Day of Mourning Today:
Pakistan is observing a day of mourning today (Sunday) to pay tributes to the martyrs of recent terrorist attacks in Mastung and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The announcement to this effect was made by Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk in Islamabad on Saturday with the aim to also express grief and solidarity with the victim families. The prime minister office has also directed the interior ministry to formally issue a notification in this regard. The national flag will fly at half-mast on the occasion.The announcement was made a day after a suicide blast killed 131 people at a political rally in the town of Mastung, near the Balochistan provincial capital Quetta.
The deadliest attack was the latest in a series of bombings targeting campaign events in the last week, sparking fears of more violence ahead of nationwide polls on July 25
Secretary-General of UN Condemns Mastung Blast:
Secretary-General of the United Nations has strongly condemned the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack in Mastung in which 128 people lost their lives and two hundred injured.
In a statement, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and Pakistan and wished a speedy and full recovery to those who were injured. The United Nations Security Council has also strongly condemned the “heinous” terrorist attacks in Pakistan.
It reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.
The Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice.
It may be recalled that, a total of 131 people were killed after a suicide bomber struck Nawaz Siraj Raisani’s election meeting in Darenghar area of Mastung.
Raisani, the brother of former Balochistan chief minister Nawab Aslam Raisani, was a Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) candidate from PB-35 constituency. Scores were also injured in the attack, five of whom have been shifted to Karachi via a military plane owing to their critical condition.
Investigations are under way into the attack, with an FIR registered on terrorism charges and Mastung Tehsildar Buland Khan assigned as the investigating officer.