Jamaat-i-Islami leader Sirajul Haq’s along with his convoy survives suicide attack in Balochistan’s Zhob.
The suicide attacker targeted the vehicle of Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq during a political event in Balochistan’s Zhob district. “The suicide attacker blew himself up near the vehicle of Sirajul Haq, but he remained unhurt in the attack.”
Sirajul Haq was present in the area to address a gathering,” the party said.
Meanwhile, JI spokesperson Qaiser Sharif said a few vehicles had also been damaged in the attack.
He said that the party chief had reached Quetta earlier today to address a rally in Zhob, adding that a large number of people had gathered to welcome Haq as he entered Zhob.
“The suicide attacker was also part of the crowd,’ he added.
Upon getting information, a contingent of security forces also reached the incident spot to collect evidence.
Moreover, Police have launched an investigation into the incident.
Premier Shehbaz Sharif strongly condemned the suicide attack on Sirajul Haq’s convoy and ordered the Balochistan government to hold an investigation into all aspects and bring the responsible persons to justice.
He also prayed for early recovery of the wounded persons and directed concerned officials to provide the best medical facilities to the victims.
Balochistan CM Abdul Quddus Bizenjo strongly condemned the attack and said that terrorists spread violence for their ulterior motives but the authorities will not let them succeed in their plans.
The Balochistan CM’s spokesperson Babar Yousafzai said that he contacted Sirajul Haq and he is safe. “Emergency has been imposed in hospitals and foolproof security will be provided to the JI Ameer. We have not received any threat alert before the incident.”
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