LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday announced financial assistance of Rs 0.5 million each for the families of deceased persons and Rs.75000 for the seriously injured in the blast outside Police Lines Qila Gujjar Singh.
A sum of Rs 25,000 will be given to the persons who received minor injuries.
The Chief Minister expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the loss of precious human lives and directed that best treatment facilities be provided to the injured persons.
He said that Punjab government fully shares the grief of the families of those who lost their lives in the tragic incident while best treatment facilities are being ensured to the injured.
The Chief Minister said that such cowardly terrorist activities cannot weaken the resolve of the nation in the war against terrorism and the scourge of terrorism will be rooted out with the force of national unity.
He said that time has come to give a strong reply to the terrorists who do not even deserve to be called human beings.
He said that terrorism will be eliminated from the country on permanent basis.
While strongly condemning the suicide blast he sought a report from Inspector General og Police in this regard.