LAHORE: Following the most ravaging bombing in recent days that left 13 people dead yesterday, Punjab is observing one-day mourning today (Tuesday) across the province with national flag lowered to half mast at all government buildings.
Earlier yesterday, Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif visited Ganga Ram Hospital and consoled the injured assuring them all possible help.
It should be mentioned here that At least 13 people, including two senior police officers, were killed and scores of others wounded in a suicide blast at Faisal Chowk near Punjab Assembly in Lahore.
DIG Traffic Police Captain (retd.) Ahmed Mubin and Acting DIG Operations Zahid Ikram Gondal have been killed in the attack. Among the injured are several policemen, women and media persons.
All educational institutes in the provincial metropolis will remain open today.
In a notification issued here, Deputy Commissioner Lahore Sameer Ahmad Syed said that as per the announcement made by the Punjab government, one day mourning would be observed across the province to express solidarity with the martyrs of the Charing Cross blast.
Pakistan Bar Council and Punjab Bar Council condemned the incident and demanded the authorities to take adequate steps to check such like incidents in future.
Meetings will be held at all bars today to protest against the terrorist incident in Lahore, it added. –SAMAA