On behalf of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Punjab Cooperatives Minister Malik Iqbal Channar presented a cheque for Rs0.5 million to the heirs of deceased Rao Mohammad Imran who died in a remote control bomb blast in Chanigoth. The minister also presented cheques for a total of Rs475,000 to nine injured of the blast incident.

MNA Ali Hassan Gillani, MPA Mian Shoaib Owaisi, Bahawalpur DCO Imran Sikandar Baloch, DPO Sarfraz Ahmed Falki, ASP Mahroz Ali Ghauri and PML-N leaders - Hassan Askari Sheikh and Khalid Gujjar were also present on the occasion.

The provincial minister condoled with the mother, widow and children of Rao Imran and offered Fateha for the departed soul. Mr Channar said that the government would root out the menace of terrorism from the country and all-out efforts were being made by both political and military leadership in this regard.

Condemning the Chanigoth incident, he informed that the government had started investigation and trace out the culprits soon.

It is to be noted that the Punjab government had provided cheques of Rs75,000 each to five serious injured persons including Shahbaz, son of Siraj, Muhammad Ali, son of Qadeer, Zafar, son of Mohammad Riaz, Akhter, son of Haji Allah Bakhsh and Riaz Ahmed, son of Bashir Ahmed while each four minor injured of bomb blast incident included Waqas, son of Aslam, Farooq, son of Ghulam Mohammad, Shan, son of Ghulam Mohammad and Abdul Jabbar, son of Abdul Sattar received Rs25,000 each.

Meanwhile, the Chanigoth Police took six suspects into custody in connection with Chanigoth bomb blast. It has been learnt that all the arrested suspects belong to a defunct organization. Meanwhile all the three special teams constituted to investigate the perpetrators have started investigation into the incident. More, arrests are expected while Bahawalpur DPO Sarfraz Ahmed Falki directed the police not to arrest any innocent person and investigation into the incident as early as possible.