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Zehri orders formation of JIT to probe Mastung bombing

May 16, 2017

Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri on Tuesday announced the formation of a joint interrogation team (JIT) to probe the bombing in Mastung.

“Through the JIT, we would apprehend the terrorists involved in the terror act,” said Zehri to Deputy Chairman Senate Abdul Ghafoor Haideri at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Quetta.

The JIT would comprise police officials and personnel of various law enforcement agencies.

Zehri also inquired about the health of Haideri and others injured in the bombing. The provincial government has already sought help of the forensics’ laboratory established in Punjab.

"We would bring the perpetrators of terrorism to book,” said the chief minister.

He added that the “terrorists acts are aimed at sabotaging the multi-billion dollar Chine-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project”.

"None can derail the process of development in Balochistan,” said Zehri.

At least 28 people were killed and over 40 others injured in an explosion in Balochistan's Mastung district, the bombing took place near a local seminary shortly after Friday prayers.

Haideri's convoy was hit in the attack and the explosion occurred right as Haideri's convoy was exiting the seminary.