Johar Town blast has flustered the residents of the locality. At least four people lost their lives including a child and 21 injured on Wednesday after a blast in Lahore’s Johar Town. As per rescue teams, it caused significant damage to neighboring residences and parked vehicles. Johar Town Blast has Terrified the People as 21 Injured Reported by Police.
According to the Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Inam Ghani
After visiting the place of the incident, he told the reporters,
“The explosion took place near the residence of proscribed Jamatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed. Police were guarding Saeed’s house at the time of the attack, resulting in serious injuries to some officials.”
IGP Inam further explained,
“The attack took place using a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED). A car parked close to a house exploded, setting ablaze nearby cars and motorcycles, a witness. What we see is that our law enforcement agencies are the target. You can see our police officials are also wounded. Police have received 65 threat alerts recently. We are investigating whether the explosives were detonated remotely or by a suicide bomber. If not for the police checkpoint, the car could have reached Saeed’s house. We would urge the citizens and the media to no “speculate”. These attacks are usually carried out by countries that want to harm Pakistan and its progress. We have peace in our country because of our intelligence agencies.”
CTD Punjab is investigating today’s unfortunate terrorist act. We will ensure professional investigation outside the clamour of the media. This way we will be able to stop exposing the progress to the terrorist and HIAs. I hope our media will understand and cooperate with us.
— Inam Ghani QPM & Bar, PSP (@InamGhani) June 23, 2021
Johar Town Blast has Terrified the People as 21 Injured Reported by Police
Usman Buzdar takes notice
Read of Buzdar’s tweet,
“The Punjab government stands with the families of those killed and injured in the Johar Town blast – those responsible for the blast will not be able to escape the law! The incident is being investigated under the leadership of Additional IG CTD…”
پنجاب حکومت جوہر ٹاون دھماکے میں جاں بحق افراد کے لواحقین اور زخمیوں کے ساتھ کھڑی ہے- دھماکے کے ذمہ دار قانون کی گرفت سے نہیں بچ پائیں گے!
ایڈیشنل آئی جی CTD کی سربراہی میں واقعےکی تحقیقات جاری ہیں اور زخمیوں کو بہترین طبی سہولیات کی فراہمی کےلیے وزیر صحت خود فیلڈ میں موجود ہیں۔
— Usman Buzdar (@UsmanAKBuzdar) June 23, 2021
The incident is dismaying and it may also be evoked that the chief of the organization JuD, Hafiz Mohammad Saeed was arrested last year. Meanwhile, there was no direct claim of responsibility for the Lahore blast that emerged over media concerns.