Several  people were martyred and over 250 others injured in a blast at the shrine of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan Sharif on Thursday evening.The injured of the blast have been shifted to nearby hospitals, where several of them are stated to be in a critical condition. 

President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif have expressed sorrow and grief over the blast in Sehwan Sharif.In his statement, the Prime Minister said such type of incidents cannot deter the resolve of the nation to defeat common enemies.He said such type of incidents cannot divide the nation.Terming it an attack on Pakistan's integrity, Prime Minister vowed to protect the nation at all costs against such menace.

Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has also condemned the blast at a Shrine in Sehwan Sharif.In a statement, she said terrorists have no religion or faith and they are the killers of humanity. She said terrorists have no place in our society, religion and culture. Marriyum Aurngzeb said whole nation is united to eradicate the menace of terrorism.

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has directed immediate assistance to the victims of Sehwan blast.

Host: Dr.Shafiq-Ur-Rehman 

Analysts on Telephone

Dr.Abdullah Gul (Defence Analyst):

"Pakistan is a significant country on the map of the world. Our government is making progress in economic sector and energy projects are being completed rapidly. Pakistan has vigorously responded terrorist threats as well. When Russia attacked Afghanistan, Pakistan came forward to help its brethren and accepted Afghan refugees with open arms. Now, Afghanistan has allowed Indian consulates to operate against Pakistan. Afghan intelligence leadership is also supporting Indian objectives. Along with Russia, all Central Asian republics want to be part of CPEC project. This changing role of Pakistan is not being digested by India. Until and unless terrorism is not eradicated from Afghanistan, durable peace in the region is not possible."

Rahim Ullah Yousufzai (Expert, Afghan Affairs):

"Although there was along peace in the country but we should not have mistaken that terrorism is completely eliminated from our soil. Pakistan army is still fighting with terrorists in length and breadth of the country. Still, terrorists are executing sporadic operations. We, as a nation, should stand united against terrorist groups. Security institutions should remain more active to preempt terrorist nefarious designs."

Dr. Farooq Hasnaat (IR Expert):

"The suicide bombers are properly trained to give their lives in this way. They are trained to disguise and gel in common people, which cause security institutions to recognize them. The institutions working on NAP are facing problems to share information with each other. We have to work more vigilantly and proactively than our enemy forces. We have to work on defeating their objectives against our very existence. All institutions should launch an integrated action against Indian sponsored terrorism in Pakistan."


Haidarabad & Karachi 

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