Sack all ministers linked to banned outfits: Bilawal Bhutto
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari condemned the Data Darbar bomb blast on Wednesday and called for the sacking of all ministers who were linked to militant outfits.
The Bhutto scion took to Twitter to condemn the bomb blast which killed 8 people, three among them policemen.
A suicide bomber blew himself up near an Elite Force vehicle. The blast took place at Gate number 2 of the Data Darbar.
“Devistating terrorist attack at #DataDarbar. Condemn in the strongest possible terms. Reiterate our longstanding demand to implement NAP & sack all ministers who have links to banned outfits,” he tweeted.
Devistating terrorist attack at #DataDarbar. Condemn in the strongest possible terms. Reiterate our longstanding demand to implement NAP & sack all ministers who have links to banned outfits.
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) May 8, 2019
The PPP chairman has spoken out in the past couple of weeks against PTI ministers, claiming that some of them have links to the Taliban.
Bilawal also alleged that former finance minister Asad Umar fought general elections 2018 with the help of a militant outfit that was banned by the UN.
The blast took place hours after thousands greeted Nawaz Sharif as went back to jail after his bail expired.
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar condemned the blast and ordered a probe.
The chief minister has directed officials to extend the best possible medical support to the injured.
According to government sources, the chief minister has postponed his visit to Bhakkar and Sheikhupura and called an urgent meeting to discuss the law and order situation.
Strongly condemn the terror blast outside Data Darbar this morning. Have asked Punjab govt to provide all assistance to the injured & families of victims.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) May 8, 2019
Saddened to see Data Darbar where people go to seek peace turned into a scene of mindless violence & that too in Ramadan.
Prayers for the deceased.
— Reham Khan (@RehamKhan1) May 8, 2019
Strongly condemn the attack targetting a police van near Data Darbar, Lahore.
To destroy the peace in Islam’s holiest month is not just an act of terror & cowardice but shows a complete lack of faith. I pray those we have lost today are rewarded with the highest place in Jannah.
— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) May 8, 2019