PM Imran grieved over loss of lives in Quetta blast


ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday strongly condemned the blast in Quetta and expressed his deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious human lives.

According to a statement issued by the PM Media Office, the prime minister directed for the provision of best medical treatment to the injured and prayed for their early recovery.

At least two people have been killed and several others wounded after a bomb targeted a security personnel vehicle in the southwestern city of Quetta.

The attack took place at an intersection near the city s busy Liaqat market on Tuesday evening, police said.

“Two people have been killed and the number of injured is 14,” said Waseem Baig, spokesman for the city s main government hospital.

The explosives were packed on a motorcycle, although it was unclear if the attack involved a suicide attacker or if the bomb was planted to go off via remote control or a timer, police official said.

Quetta is the capital of Balochistan province, the country s largest but most sparsely populated province, rich in mineral resources and the route of much of the $60bn China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.

CPEC projects focus on transport, infrastructure and electrical power generation, culminating in a trade route that will connect southwestern China with the Arabian Sea through the length of Pakistan.

The route ends in a major commercial seaport in the Balochistan town of Gwadar.