PESHAWAR - A person was injured when a gas kit exploded in a PSO pump at Arbab Road, jurisdiction of Tehkal Police Station on Wednesday.

Police sources said that the blast occurred at 12:45am due to leakage of gas in the CNG kit. The blast caused fear and panic in the area. The injured person namely Umer was shifted to the Khyber Teaching Hospital where his condition is stated to be stable. Meanwhile, to thwart any untoward incident on the eve of the Pakistan Day tight security arrangements were put in place in Peshawar. Heavy contingent of police deployed at all important installations. Police also guarded rallies coming out of different places to celebrate the Pakistan Day. Police were also directed to keep watch over the entry points of Peshawar leading from Mohmand and Khyber Agency.