LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said today Pakistan is facing the menace of terrorism due to the policies of former dictator Pervez Musharraf. The Punjab chief minister said this while talking to media men on Wednesday after he visited the site of bomb blast in Model Town and reviewed the losses. He also inspected the affected houses and inquired about the damage caused to the property located in the area. Senator Parvaiz Rashid, Member National Assembly Javed Latif, inspector general police, home secretary, commissioner and district coordination officer besides other senior officers were also present on the occasion. The chief minister said he was deeply shocked by the incident of terrorism and the whole nation had condemned this brutal act. He said had the dictator not enacted a bloodbath with the help of others, the situation would have been different today. He said terrorism had become a national issue and the nation is united in the war against terrorism and Pakistan will soon become a haven of peace. He said investigations were underway into the incident at Model Town blast and the results will be made public. He said he had visited the buildings affected by the bomb blast which had also caused severe damage to the nearby houses and Quran Academy. He said the government would compensate the losses according to its policy. He said he had also inquired after the injured persons at Jinnah Hospital the other day who were being given best treatment facilities. In reply to a question about bye-election in NA-123, the chief minister said foolproof security arrangements had been made for this purpose and an atmosphere would be provided to the people to exercise their right of franchise freely. In reply to another question, he said his party had rejected the US Kerry-Lugar bill in the national interest.