Imran to visit Quetta today to express solidarity with Mastung victims' families

Imran to visit Quetta today to express solidarity with Mastung victims' families
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LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan will visit Quetta today (Sunday) to express solidarity with the families of Mastung victims as the country observes a day of national mourning.

A total of 131 people were killed after a suicide bomber struck Nawaz Siraj Raisani's election meeting in Darenghar area of Mastung.

Raisani, the brother of former Balochistan chief minister Nawaz Aslam Raisani, was a Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) candidate from PB-35 constituency. 

Scores were also injured in the attack, five of whom have been shifted to Karachi via a military plane owing to their critical condition.

Investigations are under way into the attack, with an FIR registered on terrorism charges and Mastung Tehsildar Buland Khan assigned as the investigating officer.

Imran to campaign in Jhang, Faisalabad and Sialkot today
Imran is also scheduled to campaign in three cities of Punjab today for the upcoming polls.

The cricketer-turned-politician will stage rallies in Faisalabad, Jhang and Sialkot.

Imran will kick off his electoral campaign for today from Jhang where he will address supporters at Mai Heer Sports Complex at 3:00pm. He is then scheduled to visit Faisalabad where he will speak to a gathering at Dhobi Ghat Ground.

The third PTI rally scheduled for today will be held at 8:00pm at Sialkot’s Jinnah Stadium.

Preparations for all three rallies are underway and security has been tightened around the venues.

PTI’s Bannu rally scheduled for July 16 postponed
PTI Bannu president on Sunday said the party has decided to postpone their rally scheduled in the city for July 16 (Monday).

“The party has decided to postpone the rally owing to security concerns,” Matiullah Khan said.
 AFP

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