The death toll has risen to eighty-one in the terrorist attack at the Shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan Sharif on Thursday evening.

Radio Pakistan correspondent Noor Hussain Chand reports that over two hundred fifty people have been admitted to different hospitals in Sehwan, Dadu, Hyderabad, Jamshoro, Karachi, Shaheed Benazirabad, Nawabshah and Larkana.

Strongly condemning the incident, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said he would do everything in his power to protect the country.

In a statement, he said the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar bombing represents an attack on the progressive and inclusive future of Pakistan where every man, woman and child is entitled to life, liberty and property in the pursuit of happiness irrespective of his religion.

The Prime further Minister said such attacks cannot divide or scare the nation and we must stand united in struggle for Pakistani identity and universal humanity.

The Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has strongly condemned terrorist attack in Sehwan Sharif.

In a statement in Peshawar, he said such coward acts can’t weaken morale of the nation. The chief minister said the nation is united to eliminate terrorists from the country.
He expressed sympathy with the bereaved families.

In a statement, he stressed the need for implementation of the National Action Plan to root out terrorists from the society.

One day mourning is being also observed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Friday to express solidarity with the victims of a terrorist attack in Sehwan Sharif.

Quran Khawani and Fateha Khawani will be offered for the departed souls and early recovery of the injured.

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