Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Murad Saeed announced to hold off a ‘peace rally’ in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) capital following an Explosion in Peshawar’s Police Line Mosque.
According to details, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Murad Saeed announced to hold a ‘peace rally’ in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) capital and urged all political parties workers to join the protest.
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In a statement, the former federal minister announced holding a ‘peace rally’ in Peshawar after Friday prayers. He urged all citizens to participate in the rally by ‘keeping their political affiliations aside’.
“We will not let the peace – which we achieved after sacrificing 80,000 lives – to be destroyed in any way,” Murad Saeed said, adding that they will not participate in other’s wars again.
He also paid tribute to the sacrifices of the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) for ‘peace’ but expressed displeasure over the ‘propaganda and politics’ over the Peshawar blast.
It is pertinent to mention here that the powerful explosion was triggered by a suicide attacker in a mosque in Peshawar’s Police Lines during the afternoon prayers on Monday.
According to the latest figures, at least 100 people have been confirmed to have lost their lives in the attack, while almost 400 people were wounded.
Security officials said the explosion took place around 1:40 pm on Monday as Zuhr prayers were being offered as a result of which the roof of the mosque caved in. The rescue operation is still underway at the mosque site to retrieve the victims.
The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for the blast at a mosque in Peshawar’s Police Lines.
Bomabr was in Police Unifrom
IG Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Moazzam Jah Ansari on Thursday holds a media talk where it was revealed that the Peshawar mosque suicide blast attacker “was dressed in police uniform”
According to Police officials, Bomabr was in KPK Police uniform and officials had found body parts of the bomber from the blast site. Suicide Blast inside a Mosque in Peshawar’s Police Lines area on Monday martyred 99 people while 221 others were injured, latest reports. The suicide attacker was present in the front row during the prayers when he exploded himself, injuring dozens of faithful offering Zuhr prayers.
While Briefing the media about the Police Progress in the Peshawar blast probe, KP IG said that the suicide bomber entered the Police Lines area on a motorcycle and police traced his movement via CCTV footage. “Peshawar blast was a suicide attack and we have traced the bomber,” he said.
“Police officials obtained the CCTV footage of suicide bomber movement while entering Police Lines on a motorcycle dressed in a police uniform,” the Police officer revealed, adding that investigators have also found ball bearings from the blast site and police were closing in on the terror network behind the Peshawar suicide attack.
“We have found ball bearings used in a suicide jacket from underneath the rubble of the mosque,” he informed the media, and added, “10-12kgs of trinitrotoluene (TNT) was used in the attack”.
IG KP said that police had also found a piece of suicide jacket worn by the bomber. He went on to say that CCTV footage showed that the attacker had worn a simple jacket with a mask on his face.
“The attacker, who was in a police uniform, had asked about the location of a mosque from the constable on the Police Lines gate,” he said, adding that police have identified the attacker with the help of CCTV footage and the next step in the ongoing probe would be to arrest handlers of the bomber.
“I am not holding anyone responsible for the attack… It was my fault and I am taking responsibility for it,” said IG KPK Police Moazzam Jah Ansari.
IG KPK Police assured that the Investigation regarding the attack is underway and soon the culprits will be behind the bars.
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