Manan Mandokhail:

QUETTA: Balochistan’s Caretaker Information Minister, Jan Achakzai, highlighted the unwavering determination of both provincial and federal governments in combatting the grave threats of extremism and terrorism. Mr. Achakzai emphasized the sacrifices made by the people of Balochistan, who are steadfastly working towards ensuring stability in the country. He revealed that authorities had collected the remains of the suicide bomber from the scene, estimating the perpetrator to be a young individual, aged between 15 to 18 years. The minister unequivocally declared that Balochistan had no place for terrorism, asserting the state’s awareness of the culprits and facilitators behind the tragic Mastung incident, promising that justice would be served swiftly.

Rs.1.5 million compensation announced for heirs of martyrs

The Information Minister announced a compensation of Rs.1.5 million each for the heirs of the martyrs. He said compensation would also be paid to the injured in the Mastung bombing. He said the government has directed the health department to make sure provision of the best medical treatment to those injured in the blast.

Mr. Achakzai stated that a security policy in line with the vision of the Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir would be evolved to battle the menace of terrorism. “Salute to the vision and commitment of Army Chief”, he said.

Curse to terrorism to be eliminated

Jan Achakzai mentioned that the provincial government under the leadership of caretaker Chief Minister, Ali Mardan Domki was committed to eradicating the curse of terrorism from the province. He reiterated that the Indian intelligence agency was behind the unrest and terrorist acts in Balochistan. “Such elements would not be spared at any costs”, he concluded.

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