Lahore : Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has strongly condemned suicide blast at the gate of Civil Hospital Quetta and expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the loss of precious human lives. The Chief Minister expressed sympathies and condolence with the bereaved families and prayed for early recovery of the injured.
In a statement, the Chief Minister said that spilling blood of innocent unarmed people in a hospital shows that these barbarians have nothing to do with Islam or Pakistan. He said, “We denounce them and the world also denounces them.” He said that the perpetrators of this brutal act will be hunted down and they will not be spared.
ShahbazSharif said, “Our hearts weep for the blood spilt in Quetta but our resolve gets stronger by the hour. We shall not rest till terrorists get eliminated from our soil.”
The Chief Minister further said that such cowardly activities cannot weaken the resolve of the nation. He said that those targeting innocent people deserve no leniency. He said that attack on innocent people including lawyers is a cowardly act. He said that martyrdom of innocent people in the terrorist attack is a tragedy and Punjab government fully shares the grief of the affected families.
He further said that terrorists have displayed worst kind of brutality and barbarism in the hospital and his sympathies as well as of Punjab government are with the families of the victims. He said that the elements involved in this tragic incident will not escape justice and will have to face deterrent punishment.
The Chief Minister stated that terrorists and their facilitators will be brought to their logical end and will face punishment in this world and the world hereafter. He said that he is at a loss for words to express his sentiments over this tragic incident.
Shahbaz Sharif further said that Pak Army, Police and citizens have rendered supreme sacrifices in the war against terrorism and more than 50 thousand Pakistanis including officers and jawans of Pak Army, police besides common citizens have laid down their lives.
The Chief Minister announced a day of mourning in Punjab over the suicide attack at the gate of Civil Hospital Quetta while the national flag will also fly at half mast.