PM Shehbaz to chair emergency meeting on law & order in Peshawar: Marriyum

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ISLAMABAD, Jan 30 ():Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif summoned an emergency meeting to discuss the law and order situation in the wake of the massive blast at the Malik Saad Shaheed Police Lines’ mosques claiming the lives of at least 32 worshippers and injuring over 150 others.

The prime minister rushed to Peshawar to personally take stock of the situation. A preliminary investigation report on the terror incident would be presented to the prime minister in the meeting, the minister said in a tweet.

Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif visited the Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) to inquire after the injured of the deadly blast that had taken place at the mosque of Malik Saad Shaheed Police Lines during Zuhr prayers.

The prime minister took rounds of different wards and met the injured. He directed the hospital administration to provide the best medical facilities to all the injured.

He was accompanied by Minister for Defense Khwaja Muhammad Asif, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan, and Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb.

Earlier on his arrival at the LRH, PM Shehbaz was received by caretaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Azam Khan, Adviser to the PM on Political Affairs Engr Amir Muqam, and Inspector General of Police Muazzam Jah Ansari.