PESHAWAR: Caretaker Chief Minister Mohammad Azam Khan has strongly condemned the suicide bombing at a mosque in Doaba area of Hangu district on Friday and expressed deep sorrow over the loss of precious human lives in the incident.
In a statement issued here, he showed sympathies with the bereaved families and prayed for the eternal peace of those, who lost their lives in the blast.
He also prayed for the early recovery of the injured ones and said that the caretaker provincial government equally shared the grief of the affected families.
The chief minister termed the incident highly condemnable and a brutal act. He said that the people involved in targeting places of worship did not deserve to be called human beings.
He said that such cowardly incidents could not dint the resolve of the nation to fight the menace of terrorism till the end.
The chief minister soon after the incident directed the authorities concerned to take necessary steps and carry out rescue and relief operations without any delay.
He ordered them to declare emergency in all the hospitals of Hangue to ensure timely provision of medical treatment to the people, who were injured in the suicide blast.
Mr also directed chief secretary and inspector general of police to rush to Hangu. He told them to submit a report about the incident and monitor rescue and relief activities and medical facilities being provided to the injured people.
Meanwhile, the chief minister has also condemned the tragic incident that took place in Mastung in Balochistan province, claiming a number of precious human lives.
In a separate statement issued in this regard on Friday, he expressed sympathies with the bereaved families, prayed for the eternal peace of the departed souls and expressed good wishes for the early recovery of the injured people.
Published in Dawn, October 1st, 2023