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Twenty-five people were martyred and 36 others, including Deputy Chairman Senate Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, injured in a suicide bomb attack in Mastung on Friday afternoon. 

The blast occurred near the convoy of Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri. He was going to a Madrassa to attend a ceremony.

Deputy Chairman Senate Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri has been airlifted to CMH Quetta.

President Mamnoon Hussain has strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Mastung today in which several people were killed. In a statement, he expressed the resolve to provide protection to the masses through eradicating the terrorism from the country.

The President prayed for the early recovery of injured people including Deputy Chairman Senate Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri. He directed the concerned authorities to provide all possible assistance to the injured people.

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has also strongly condemned attack on the motorcade of Deputy Chairman Senate Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri in Mastung on Friday. The PM prayed for his swift recovery.

The Prime Minister expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the in Mastung suicide blast. He directed the concerned authorities to ensure best medical treatment for those injured during the attack on immediate basis.

He also prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls.

Minister for State for Informational and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb also strongly condemned the blast and said the terrorists cannot deter the government's commitment to root out terrorism from the country.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi have also condemned the attack on the convoy of Deputy Chairman Senate Abdul Ghafoor Haideri in Mastung.  

They expressed heartfelt grief and sadness over the loss of precious lives in the attack and prayed for the early recovery of Deputy Chairman Senate Abdul Ghafoor Haideri and the other injured.

They prayed for the eternal peace of the departed souls and also extended their condolence to the bereaved families.              

Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani strongly condemned the suicide bomb blast in Mastung killing around eight people and injuring several others, including Deputy Chairman Senate Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri.

He said terrorists cannot deter nation's resolve against militancy through such coward attacks. Meanwhile, the Upper House (Senate) also offered Fateha for the departed souls and prayed for the early recovery of the injured.

Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri has announced emergency in all hospital of Quetta and District Mastung.


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