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Balochistan Assembly strongly condemns Serena Hotel blast

Matiullah Khan :

Balochistan Assembly on Friday strongly condemned the Quetta Serena Hotel blast and termed it a conspiracy to disrupt the development process.

The Balochistan Assembly session resumed here with Speaker Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo in the chair. The house offered fateha for the departed souls of martyrs of Quetta Serena Hotel blast. Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP), Nasrullah Zarai stood at his seat and demanded of the chair to offer fateha.

The house also admitted an adjournment motion tabled by Mr. Zarai for debate on April 26 about the Serena hotel blast. The blast in the high-security zone of Quetta claimed five precious human lives and left over a dozen people injured.

House to debate Serena blast on April 26

The opposition and treasury members strongly condemned the terrorist incident and demanded the arrest of culprits behind the terror act. However, the Speaker asked the legislators to speak on the motion on April 26 thoroughly.

Malik Naseer Shahwani of the Balochistan National Party (Mengal) while speaking on a point of order expressed concern over the increasing sale of narcotics in Sariab and surrounding areas.

Balochistan Minister for Food, Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran however assured that the government would take all steps to eradicate the curse of narcotics. However, hot words exchanged between Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran and Malik Naseer Shahwani.

Tareen protests over non-availability of the fire brigade in Pishin 

Asghar Tareen of the Jamiat ul Ulema e Islam (F) informed the house that fire destroyed the complete market in the Pishin district. “The administration failed to extinguish roaring flames of fire”, Mr. Tareen said. There was no fire brigade to extinguish the fire, he lamented.

Home Minister Balochistan, Ziaullah Langove however assured the opposition members that government will take all possible steps to improve fire brigade services in the district. “The government has taken notice of this incident”, Mr. Langove said.

Manan Khan also contributed to this report 

Balochistan Assembly strongly condemns Serena Hotel blast

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