Pakistan Chief of Army Staff, Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has called the nation to stay calm, in wake of recent terrorist attacks.
“Your security forces shall not allow hostile powers to succeed. We stand for our nation,” said COAS Bajwa, as per a tweet shared by Major Gen Asif Ghaffor.
#COAS appeals nation to stay calm. “Your security forces shall not allow hostile powers to succeed. We stand for our nation”.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) February 16, 2017
A bomb blast occurred at the crowded Sufi shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar at Sehwan Sharif on Thursday, with media reports reporting that at least 70 people were killed and several wounded in the latest in a wave of bombings this week.
As per media reports, at least 70 were martyred while many injured during the Dhamal ritual at the shrine. As per initial reports, it was a suicide blast informed the police. The suicide bomber entered the shrine from the Golden Gate.