Nation observes mourning day after terrorists hit Bannu, Mastung


ISLAMABAD: Stunned by the recent wake of terrorism, the entire nation is observing a day of mourning today to condemn the coward acts of terrorism and pay tributes to the martyrs of terror attacks in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The announcement to this effect was made by Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk in Islamabad on Saturday with the aim to also express grief and solidarity with the victim families.
The prime minister office has also directed the interior ministry to formally issue a notification in this regard.
The national flag is flying at half-mast on the government building while black flags have also been placed alongside different roads.
The markets will remain closed throughout the day.
It is to be mentioned here that on Friday, a suicide blast at a political rally in Mastung claimed lives of 131 people including Siraj Raisani, the brother of former chief minister Balochistan Nawab Aslam Raisani.
The blast took place hours after four people were martyred and 39 injured when a bomb planted in a motorcycle detonated close to the convoy of JUI-F’s leader Akram Khan Durrani in Bannu.


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