Multan

Corps Commander Multan Lt-Gen Ashfaq Nadeem Ahmad visited the blast site at Vehari Chowk on Tuesday. He was accompanied by high police and district officials.

A press release issued by the Inter Services Public Relations Regional Office Multan said that the motive behind Corps Commander’s visit was to view the spot and get information on the progress in investigation. The RPO Multan briefed the Corps Commander on the occasion.

At least 11 citizens were killed and over 70 injured in a massive blast at Vehari Chowk on Sunday. Police suspected that the terrorists carried out the blast through a remote controlled device.

Meanwhile, the heirs of the martyrs of Multan blast have been given cheques worth Rs0.5 million each as compensation on behalf of the Punjab government. The cheques were distributed by District Coordination Officer Zahid Saleem Gondal here on Tuesday. Talking to the families of the martyrs, the DCO said that the terrorists crossed all limits by committing this blast but they could not defeat the resolve and commitment exhibited by the nation. He declared that the government and nation were united and the state would leave no stone unturned to defeat the coward enemy.

He said that the investigative agencies utilized their all-out capabilities and resources to trace the terrorists involved in Multan tragedy. He said that the Punjab Chief Minister expressed deep grief in his condolence message. He added that the financial assistance could not compensate the life loss but it was responsibility of the state to look after the families of the martyrs. He assured the relatives of the martyrs that the terrorists would be taken to the task very soon.