ISLAMABAD - Strongly condemning the bomb blasts in Lahore, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif directed for immediate inquiry into the incident as well as provision of free medial treatment to the injured.

Terming the emotions of anger and grief shown by the Chirstian community in the aftermath of this tragic incident were natural and expressed his resolve to work with Christian community to find answers to their questions and would also take appropriate measures for the security and safety of minorities.

The prime minister assured them the government considers this unfortunate incident as an attack on the state of Pakistan.

"Our Christian community has rendered invaluable services to the motherland particularly in the social sector and we consider them as our honour and pride," he.

He reiterated the resolve of the government to eradicate terrorism and extremism from the country. He asked all provincial governments to beef up security and take all possible measures to safeguard life and property of the people.

The prime minister sought report into the incident and extended condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. He directed for provision of best medical facilities to the injured.

President Mamnoon Hussain also strongly condemned the twin blasts in Lahore's Youhanabad area and expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of innocent lives.

In his condolence message, the President said that the government has committed itself to eradicate terrorism and extremism in all its forms and manifestations, adding that such coward attacks cannot deter the resolve of our nation. The President stated that government and nation are determined to wipe out the menace of terrorism. The President said that terrorists have no religion and perpetrators of Youhanabad blasts would be brought to book. The President also offered his condolences to the bereaved families and directed the authorities concerned to ensure the best medical treatment to the injured.

Meanwhile former President Asif Ali Zardari has strongly condemned terror attack on Churches in Lahore resulting in loss of precious lives and injuring dozens.

Fourteen people have been reported killed and over seventy injured in twin blasts outside two Churches in the Youhanabad area of Lahore on Sunday morning. Sunday prayers were underway inside the two Churches at the time of blasts.

Former President in a statement condemning the attacks said the attackers have no moral fiber and attacking worshippers displays cowardice of these terrorists. Targeting innocent people is the most callous, heinous and barbaric act, former President said.

He asked party leaders to help these unfortunate victims of terror and participate in relief work. He prayed to Almighty Allah to grant eternal peace to the departed souls and strength and fortitude to the bereaved families to bear this irreparable loss with equanimity. He also prayed for early recovery of injured.

Staff Reporter from Peshawar adds: KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has condemned the bomb blasts at a Church in Lahore. He expressed his deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in this incident.

In a condolence message issued here Sunday the chief minister remarked that all terrorist attacks which happened in the country were condemnable but the tragic killings caused by Yuhana Abad, Lahore, bomb blasts were such a sad incident which has put the entire nation into the state of grief and anguish. He said that terrorists have targeted a minority community that was busy in their worship at the Church. Pervez khattak said that like APS Peshawar tragedy the Lahore blasts have once again shaken the whole nation and people of Khyber Pakhtynkhwa were equally grieved by sad outcome of the cowardly act. He further said the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and its people equally share the grief and sorrow being suffered by the bereaved families of the victims of Lahore blasts. The chief minister also prayed for early recovery of those injured in the in the terrible carnage.

Meanwhile, in another message, Pervez Khattak condoled the tragic demise of wife of Zafar Iqbal, a Peshawar-based reporter of ARY News and sister-in-law of the Bureau Chief daily Nawa-e-Waqt and Chief News Editor of daily Mashriq Muhammad Irshad.

The chief minister expressed his sympathies with members of the bereaved family and prayed to Almighty Allah to give courage to Zafar iqbal and other members of the family to bear this irreparable loss with fortitude.  He also prayed for early recovery of Zafar Iqbal and his son who sustained serious injuries by the incident of gas cylinder blast at their home which caused death of his wife.