Karachi bomb blast: Security enhanced in city
By Shahnawaz Khan
LAHORE Security has been beefed up in the city after the incidents of terrorism in Karachi and Quetta, City Police Chief Tariq Saleem Dogar told Daily Times on Friday.
He said that people from special branch, intelligence bureau, fire brigade, civil defence, bomb disposal squad and police were deployed at various locations to maintain security in the city. Hospitals have also been put on a high alert to deal with emergency situations, he added.
The city police chief said that officials of the law enforcing agencies were deployed near mosques, imam bargahs and other sensitive places, adding the entry and exit points of the city were also sealed, and Tiger Squad had been ordered to patrol the city.
In yesterday’s bomb blast in Masjid-e-Haidery, near Sindh Madrasatul Islam, Karachi, 14 people lost their lives and around 100 were injured.
Later, a bomb exploded outside the Balochistan High Court in Quetta, injuring a policeman and a passer-by. The explosion occurred ahead of a regional investment conference to be opened by Prime Minister Zafarullah Khan Jamali today at a venue close to the court.