SADIQABAD - The PML-N Youth Wing has condemned the bomb blast which left Shafiq Hussain Shah, the grandson of Pir of Qambar Sharif Syed Hussain Shah, dead and about 12 others injured during a religious congregation near Jacobabad on Wednesday.

“The blast at the religious congregation is a terrorist act. Terrorists cannot succeed in their nefarious designs. It is evidence that the government has failed to provide protection to the lives and property of the people,” said Ashfaq, Zulfiqar, Imran and Faisal, the officeholders from Sadiqabad.

They called for unity among the Muslims and said that terrorists could not create hurdles in the way of promotion of Islam, adding that the message of Islam is peace. They were of the view that the attack on the religious congregation could not be the act of a Muslim. They stressed the need for unity among the Muslim to thwart the anti-Muslim powers’ conspiracies. They also expressed heartfelt condolence over the martyrdom of the grandson of Shah Sabib and expressed the hope that he would continue his efforts of the promotion of Islamic principles across the world.  According to reports, the explosion, which police said was a remote-controlled bomb blast, injured 12 people. Police said the bomb, which was planted on the side of a road, was remotely detonated when a vehicle carrying Shah and his grandsons passed by. The situation in Jacobabad became tense following the incident, while the Sunni Tehrik (ST) has called for a province-wide strike in Sindh.