LAHORE-Three serial blasts rocked the provincial metropolis on Saturday night, injuring three persons including a media man and a child. However, no casualty was reported as the bombs were of low-intensity, police and the Bomb Disposal Squad told reporters. The two blasts took place in the premises of Punjab Arts and Language Centre, also known as Punjabi Complex, and another near Alhamra Cultural Complex at Gaddafi Stadium. A mega cultural festival, '25th World Performing Arts Festival' was underway at the Alhamra Cultural Complex where the Governor Punjab was present as chief guest when the blasts took place. It was the second last day of the festival which was to conclude on Sunday (today). The 10-day long festival was being organised by the Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop (RPTW). The festival has brought together 16,000 artistes from 85 countries providing chance to locals to experience a variety of art forms. CCPO Lahore Pervez Rathore suspected that the series of these blasts might have links to those three bomb blasts that had occurred in the juice corners of Garhi Shahu a couple of months back. The purpose of anti-social elements was nothing but to create maximum panic and fear which was evident from the said blasts causing no injury or casualty , the CCPO said. He said that low intensity cracker bombs were, however, used in the blasts. Fear and panic gripped the people present there especially the participants of the function where at least 300 foreign delegates and 500 local artists were performing their art. People were seen raising hue and cry and running towards safe places. The fear doubled due to sirens of the dozens of ambulances of Rescue 1122 and the Edhi rushing towards Gaddafi Stadium. Rescue 1122 officials said that first blast took place in the canteen of the Punjab Complex at 10.10pm, second at 10.22pm in the same building and the third explosion occurred half an hour after the second blast in front of the Alhamra Cultural Complex. Heavy contingent of police, rescue 1122, Bomb Disposal Squad officials and other rescue agencies rushed to the spot when first blast had taken place. They launched their efforts to search the blast site. The administration of the Punjabi Complex ,however, did not postpone the programme asking the artists and participants to continue cultural activities, assuring the participants and the guests that the incident had taken place due to a cylinder blast in the canteen. Meanwhile, another explosion sounded in the same building creating huge panic among the artists and participants of the programme who rushed to save their lives. The police already deputed there for security purpose, immediately provided safe passage to Punjab Governor Salman Taseer and the artists after the second blast. A large number of participants ,however, got trapped in the building of the Complex due to stampede and fear. At the time when the officials were busy in rescuing the guests and the participants of the function, the third explosion took place. An eyewitness and participant of the festival Amjad Rana, said that the police, bomb squad officials and rescuers who were almost unaware of the exact locations of first two blasts rushed to Alhamra Cultural Complex on hearing the third blast. According to the Rescue 1122 officials, a minor child sustained multiple injuries during the last blast and was immediately rushed to the local hospital. Police surrounded the entire locality by setting up barriers to avoid any untoward incident. Another eyewitness Ramzan Nouman said that the frightened policemen and the rescuers seemed reluctant to continue rescue operation due to fear of more blasts. They kept themselves away from the sites of three blasts and were seen advising the people to save themselves at their own. However, after sometime they started rescue work, he said. The policemen and the bomb disposal squad officials launched search operation and after efforts of one hour cleared all the buildings of the Gaddafi Stadium. It has been learnt reliably that the Bomb Disposal Squad could not find remains of blasts used in the incident. The SP Civil Lines Sohail Sukhera told this scribe that it would be premature to say anything about the nature of blasts. He said that maximum possibility was that crackers had been used by the anti-social elements. He said that the purpose of the people behind this unethical and illegal activity was nothing but to create panic. Addressing a Press conference after the blasts, Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop (RPTW) Chief Executive Officer Usman Peerzada and RPTW Director Faizan Peerzada condemned the blasts maintaining that they would continue the festival on Sunday at any cost. He also requested the participants and artists to rejoin the programme. To a query he said that he himself would perform in the festival without fear of anti-social elements. President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani, PML(N) leader Mian Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, and Advisor to Prime Minister on Interior Rehman Malik condemned the blasts saying that such cowardly attacks could not frighten the govt.