Islamabad, Jul 13: Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) leader Siraj Raisani is one among the 128 killed in a bomb blast that targeted his election meeting at Darengarh area of Mastung in Pakistan on Friday. Several others have been left injured in the explosion. Pakistan General Elections 2018 is scheduled to be held on July 25. Also Read - Pakistan PM Rules Out Closing Down Businesses Amid Surge in COVID-19 Cases
Confirming Raisani’s death, his brother Lashkari Raisani claimed that there is a threat too his life too. Also Read - PM Imran Khan Approves Chemical Castration of Rapists in Pakistan, Law Soon to be Presented in Parliament
Meanwhile, Qaim Lashari, Deputy Commissioner, speaking to Geo News, said that the injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital. Also Read - India Briefs Foreign Envoys on Pakistan Hand in Terror Plot Foiled in Nagrota Last Week
As per reports, an energency has been declared in all hospitals of Quetta following the incident. Meanwhile, more details are awaited.
Siraj Raisani was a candidate of recently-formed Balochistan Awami Party from PB-35 constituency. He was the younger brother of former Balochistan chief minister Nawab Aslam Raisani. He had lost his 14-year-old son in a terrorist attack in Mastung in July 2011.
In a similar incident earlier today, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl leader Akram Khan Durrani’s convoy was attacked in Bannu. Four people were killed in the incident whereas, several others were left injured. Durrani is contesting from NA-35 (Bannu).
Meanwhile on Tuesday, Awami National Party (ANP) candidate Haroon Bilour was killed along with 21 others in an attack on his election rally in Peshawar.