Pakistan's PM strongly condemns bomb blasts in Karachi
Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Sunday strongly condemned the blasts in Karachi in which several innocent people have lost their lives.The Prime Minister, who was in Karachi, asked the local administration to coordinate relief activities so that those injured could be evacuated and provided immediate medical treatment.
The Prime Minister said that those targeting innocent civilians were serving the interests of anti-state and anti-social elements. He prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the souls of those martyred in the bomb blast in peace and grant fortitude to their families to bear this loss.
Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, suspended all his official engagements in Sindh and was in constant touch with law enforcement agencies and local administration to oversee relief and rescue operation in the wake ofunfortunate bomb blasts, in which precious lives were lost.
In this connection, the Prime Minister met Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad and directed him to ensure that relief operations were re-doubled, injured persons evacuated and provided medical treatment promptly.The Prime Minister also appealed to public and private hospitals to extend all possible medical help to the injured.The Prime Minister also announced that the Federal Government would pay all expenditure for the treatment to those affected by the bomb blasts in Abbas Town.
Reiterating resolve of the Federal Government to provide all possible assistance to the victims of bomb blasts, the Prime Minister ordered the provincial administration to submit a comprehensive report about the incident.
The Prime Minister was in constant touch with relevant authorities and was personally monitoring the situation. Earlier, the Prime Minister condemnedthe incident and expressed his profound grief and sorrow over the loss ofprecious lives.
Muhammad Daud Ehtisham
Pakistan High Commission,Sri Lanka