Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and the Sindh and Balochistan chief ministers visited Jinnah Hospital on Tuesday and enquired after the health of people injured in Sunday’s deadly blast.
Bilawal Bhutto also spoke to the injured, including some children. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah accompanied him. The Sindh CM announced a Rs0.5 million grant each for families of the deceased and Rs0.3 million each for the injured. He said the PPP strongly condemned the cowardly attack. “The PPP vehemently opposes terrorism,” he said. PPP central Punjab president Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, who was accompanying them, said that the Punjab government should reconsider its priorities and take steps to eliminate terrorism, lawlessness and poverty.
Balochistan CM Sanaullah Zehri, too, visited Jinnah Hospital on Tuesday and enquired after the condition of the injured and the treatment they were receiving. Earlier, he had called on Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. Zehri strongly condemned the Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park attack and expressed grief over the loss of lives. Both the chief ministers reiterated their determination to eradicate terrorism.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 30th, 2016.
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