KARACHI: Opposition leaders Imran Khan and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday express their shock over a bomb blast at Dargah Shah Noorani in Hub, Balochistan, which resulted in the death of at least 30 people.
“I am shocked at blast in Khuzdar, Balochistan at shrine of Shah Noorani: terrible loss of life. Govt must immediately send helicopters to this remote area,” Imran Khan demanded in a message on his Twitter account.
“We must move resolutely against the sectarian terrorism striking at core of our society. Shah Noorani shrine is latest target of condemnable terror act,” he said
In a statement, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has strongly condemned the terrorist bomb blast at Shah Noorani mausoleum near Hub in Balochistan resulting in martyrdom of innocent pilgrims.
“From schools to hospitals and mosques to Dargahs, terrorists are hitting at every innocent target and killing the people like hunters do to birds. Shah Noorani terrorist bomb blast shows that nation needs unity to fight the cancer of terrorism without any delinquency on any one’s part,” PPP Chairman stated in a statement.
He expressed deep shock at the losses of innocent lives and sympathized with those who lost their near and dear ones.
“This high time that all our energies should be directed towards the implementation of Nation Action Plant with full force instead of immature approaches being adopted by some government functionaries who talk against terrorism less and target opposition leaders more,” he added.
In a statement shortly after the blast, Bilawal Bhutto said the nation should fight against terrorism unitedly.
“Innocent people are being killed. Terrorists are targeting schools, colleges, hospitals, masjids and mausoleums,” he said.
Zardari condemns bombing
Separately, former President of Pakistan and President Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians Asif Ali Zardari has strongly condemned the blast at Dargah Shah Noorani.
In a statement, the former President said that such terror attacks are most condemnable, unpardonable and unbearable. Terrorists who kill innocent men, women and children are totally devoid of moral and must be severely punished. Planners and facilitators of this heinous crime should also be sternly punished.
Asif Ali Zardari directed Sindh Government and PPP office holders and workers to reach out to the victims and their family and offer all possible help to them.
Former President also demanded strong action against terrorists and sympathized with the victims’ families. He also prayed to Almighty Allah to grant eternal peace to the departed souls and early recovery of injured. – SAMAA