PESHAWAR - The death toll of tragic Parachinar suicide blasts raised to 57, as seven more injured persons succumbed to injuries in the hospital while 21 seriously injured persons are still admitted in the Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar.

According to spokesman of Lady Reading Hospital Jamil Khan, a total of 27 injured persons have been shifted to Peshawar and out of 27, five persons have been discharged from the hospital while remaining 21 are still under treatment in different wards of the hospital.

Those who are admitted in Peshawar identified as Ali Hussain son of Gul Hussain, Mohammad Yasir son of Mohammad Bashir, Javed Hussain son of Ghulam Zaki, Niamat Hussain son of Mazhar Hussain, Intizar Hussain son of Irarar Hussain, Abbas Ghulam son of Hussain Ghulam, Arbab Hussain son of Ibrar Hussain, Basharat Hussain son of Kamil Hussain, Haji Gulfam Hussain son of Mohammad Noor Hussain, Inayat Hussain son of Yaqoot Ali, Muhammad Nabi son of Muhammad Ali, Mehdi Hussain Sardar Hussain, S. Hanif son of S. Mir Akbar, Izhar Hussain son of Ibrar Hussain, Kausar Hussain son of Mubarik Hussain, Jamil Hussain son of Asghar Hussain, Jamil Hussain son of Afsar Hussain, Mukhtar Ali Gul Ali, Manzoor Hussain Muhammad Abas, Sajjad Hussain son of Momin Ali and Naveed Hussain son of Momin Ali.

Those who were discharged include Muhammad Ali son of Abdul Malik, Naqeeb Ali son of Muhammad Ali, Syed Jalal Hussain son of Syed Almar Hussain, Tahrir Hussain son of Adil Muhammad and Muhammad Hussain son of Imran Ali.  

Meanwhile on the call of Majlis Wahdat-ul-Muslimeen complete shutter down was observed in Parachinar and announced three days mourning to condemn the tragic incidents.

Meanwhile, condemning the twin suicide blasts in Parachinar, the Shia community leaders have demanded a merciless military operation on the pattern of Swat assault against terrorists and expose the hidden hands behind this gruesome act.

Speaking at a joint news conference here at press club on Saturday, Imamia Ulema Council (IUC) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, President Allama Khurshid Anwar and Acting Secretary General Majlas-e-Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM) Allama Syed Aamir Haider Shamshi said that government and the law enforcement agencies were badly failed to protect lives and properties of masses by taking stern action against anti-state elements.

Allama Khurshid said that terrorists will never be succeeded in their nefarious designs and would face defeat by rendering more sacrifice, adding the newly elected government took a stance to hold talks with Taliban after which a surge was witnessed in terrorists' activities.

He said the consistent terror acts in parts of the country particularly attacks on Shia community proved that government was become helpless. He said that terrorists were continuously challenging writ of the government. "They (terrorists) want to target innocent people but the government and the law enforcement agencies are failed to stop them," he added.

He further said that silence of rulers and security agencies over increasing acts of terrorism was encouraging terrorists, which were scot-free to carry out their nefarious activities. He also criticised media role for not giving proper coverage to the yesterday brutal episode in Parachinar while focusing on other unnecessary issues. "Now it must stop further pushing the community with wall and should not tolerate more killing of innocent Shia Muslim," Allama Khurshid warned. He asked the government to take effective steps for elimination of terrorism and launch a clean-up operation on pattern of Swat against terrorists across the country. He demanded the authorities to start air-service for shifting of injured people to major teaching hospitals in Peshawar, to carry out their proper treatment there.

The Shia Ulema informed that a three-day mourning was already declared against the terrorist incident in Parachinar, in which about 57 people were killed so far, while more than 150 others left injured. We will not deter from such weaken attempts of terrorists, and would render more sacrifices, they vowed.

They said the Jumatul Wida (last Friday of the Holy month of Ramazan) will celebrate as "Al Yaum-e-Al-Quds" with religious zeal and fervour and demanded the government to protect Shia community's processions, religious places and other activities. They also condemned the attacks on shrines of Hazrat Bibi Zainab and Hazrat Khalid Bin Waleed in Syria.