LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leaders on Monday condemned the bomb blast in Lahore that killed 26 people, including policemen, and announced suspending political activities in the central Punjab for three days.

PTI Secretary General Jahangir Tareen, central Punjab president Abdul Aleem Khan, information secretary Sumsam Bukhari, Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Mahmoodur Rasheed, Chaudhry Sarwar and Ejaz Chaudhry condemned the blast and expressed concern over the death of the innocent people.

They said the enemies wanted to disrupt peace in the country but their nefarious designs would never be successful.

Stating that the incumbent government had failed to protect lives and property of the masses, the PTI leaders demanded the Punjab government provide quality medical care to the injured.

Published in Dawn, July 25th, 2017