CM KPK summons high-level meeting following Peshawar blast

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has on Tuesday summoned a high-level meeting following a blast at Peshawar’s seminary in which at least seven individuals were martyred and 72 sustained wounds.

Heads of security and other institutions will attend the meeting. Mahmood Khan said he is monitoring the matter personally and is in contact with hospital administration and other departments.

On the other hand, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shaukat Yousafzai talked to the media and condemned the attack while declaring it a cowardly action of targetting children. He said is it is the second biggest occurrence after the Army Public School (APS) attack.

Shaukat Yousafzai said the attack proves that big conspiracy was hatched against Pakistan. Investment in Pakistan was hurt by terrorism earlier as well and the explosion has hit Peshawar when investors are returning to the country, he added.

Special Assistant to KP CM on Information Kamran Bangash denounced the blast and said it is a failed attempt to sabotage peace. While expressing regret over the casualties and financial loss, he said complete medical care is being provided to the wounded.