LAHORE/Rawalpindi - Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar Monday revealed that all the international and local actors involved in Lahore’s Johar Town blast have been identified and arrested within four days after successful raids in different areas.
“All the terrorists involved in recce, installation of explosive material, blast, as well as the buyer of the vehicle and its handing over, have been arrested which is a big achievement of the Punjab government”, he said while addressing a press conference along with Law minister, Raja Basharat, SACM, Firdous Ashiq Awan, IGP Inam Ghani and CTD officials. The chief minister said a special investigation team was constituted by the Punjab government to investigate the Johar Town blast as it was a test case to identify and apprehend the terrorists and their facilitators.
“The CTD investigated on scientific grounds and the perpetrators of the blast were identified within 16 hours”, he said, adding that three persons lost their lives while 22 others were seriously injured in the Johar Town blast. He said financial aid is being given to the injured and the martyrs’ heirs.
Usman Buzdar said that all the pieces of evidence had been gleaned from the local terrorists which proved that international characters were involved in terror financing of this terrorists’ network. He said that according to the facts, an agency of the enemy country was directly involved in this activity and it provided all the financial support to this network.
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The CM expressed the satisfaction that the Punjab government traced all the high-profile cases and criminals have been brought under the net of the law. To a question, he said that Punjab Safe Cities Authority was performing well, and its cameras had also been replaced. The requirements of PSCA will be met on a priority basis, he assured.
Usman Buzdar told reporters that the explosive material was fixed in the backside of the vehicle and police as well as the CTD was sent quickly after the explosion. “Similarly, the ministers were deputed to ensure the best treatment for the injured and I also went to Jinnah Hospital to inquire after the patients.