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Army will extend full support for PSL final in Lahore: COAS

LAHORE: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday said Army will extend full support for holding Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Lahore, ARY News reported.

Chairing a security meeting at Corps Headquarters in Lahore, the COAS said that such incidents could neither lower our national resolve nor affect ongoing efforts against terrorism.

 

The COAS said that terrorists of all hue and colour, their masters, financiers, planners and abettors including from outside will be hunted across the country, held accountable and responded to. Our gains over the years cannot be reversed, he added.

He appreciated efforts of intelligence agencies in tracing culprits of last night blast which have resulted in to important apprehensions overnight including few Afghans. He directed to expedite efforts to unearth complete network.

“Army will extend full support to all concerned for holding the event as scheduled,” he said while talking about its linkage to sabotage forthcoming PSL final match in Lahore.

Commander Lahore Corps and Intelligence Agencies Lieutenant General Sadiq Ali, briefed him on the last night suicide blast on Mall Road.


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Later, COAS visited bereaved family of Shaheed DIG Ahmed Mubeen and offered Fatiha.

Talking to mother of the Shaheed, COAS said that sacrifice of his brave son and those by the nation shall not go waste. “We have to defeat this inhuman brutal mindset and as a nation we shall.”

He also expressed his grief and condolences with other bereaved families of the last night blast. COAS also visited injured at Services Hospital.

It is pertinent to note here that on Monday,  a terrorist attack near Punjab Assembly  claimed at least 13 lives including two top police officials of the province.

The suicide attack killed 13 people including DIG Traffic Lahore Capt. Mubeen and SSP Zahid Gondal who were holding talks with pharmacists staging a sit in on Mall Road.

 

 

 

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