The deadly suicide attack in Peshawar has prompted Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to make an urgent visit to the provincial capital.
The premier reached Peshawar from Islamabad in the evening where he would meet the casualties under treatment in the hospital.
In a tweet before leaving for Peshawar, he directed his party workers to donate blood to the injured.
He tweeted, “I direct the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) workers to donate blood to save the lives of those injured in the suicide attack. I appeal especially to the people with ‘O-Negative’ blood, students and party workers to immediately reach Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar and contribute to saving precious human lives.”
Earlier, PM Shehbaz Sharif strongly condemned the attack that took place in a mosque at Peshawar Police Lines, reiterating the national resolve and unity to eliminate terrorism from the country.
He, in a statement, said that the killing of Muslims while they worshiped, was in violation of Islamic teaching and that the attack on a mosque evidenced that the perpetrators had nothing to do with Islam.
He said the terrorists wanted to create panic by targeting those safeguarding the country and reiterated his resolve to eliminate such elements waging war against Pakistan.
“The killers of innocent people will be made an example. The whole nation including the institutions was united against terrorism,” he remarked.