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LAHORE: At least fourteen people got injured in a blast in Lahore’s Johar Town area on Wednesday, ARY News reported.
Rescue sources relayed that the injured have been shifted to the Jinnah Hospital for medical attention. Four of the injured are in critical condition, they added.




Seemingly, the sources said, the blast was caused by a main gas pipeline exploding in the residential area. However, it is yet not clear what exactly caused the blast. They said that the explosion was heard far and wide and was so powerful that the windowpanes of adjoining buildings broke.

Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Ghulam Mahmood Dogar visited the site of the blast. He said the cause of the explosion has not yet been determined.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar took notice of the blast and directed the provincial police chief to submit a report after conducting a thorough investigation into it.

He instructed that those responsible for the explosion be brought to justice at once and the best possible medical aid be provided to the injured. He called for declaring a medical emergency at the Jinnah Hospital and other health facilities in the provincial capital.

This is a developing story…

Loud Blast reported in Lahore's Johar Town (arynews.tv)
 

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This picture shows the site of the blast in Lahore's Johar Town.— Photo courtesy author

This picture shows the site of the blast in Lahore's Johar Town.— Photo courtesy author
This picture shows the site of the blast in Lahore's Johar Town. — Photo courtesy author

This picture shows the site of the blast in Lahore's Johar Town. — Photo courtesy author
This picture shows the site of the blast in Lahore's Johar Town.— Photo courtesy author

This picture shows the site of the blast in Lahore's Johar Town.— Photo courtesy author
This picture shows the site of the blast in Lahore's Johar Town.— Photo courtesy author

This picture shows the site of the blast in Lahore's Johar Town.— Photo courtesy author
This picture shows the site of the blast in Lahore's Johar Town. — Photo courtesy author

This picture shows the site of the blast in Lahore's Johar Town. — Photo courtesy author
This picture shows the site of the blast in Lahore's Johar Town.— Photo courtesy author

This picture shows the site of the blast in Lahore's Johar Town.— Photo courtesy author
This picture shows the site of the blast in Lahore's Johar Town.— Photo courtesy author

This picture shows the site of the blast in Lahore's Johar Town.— Photo courtesy author



At least 12 people have been injured in a blast in Lahore's Johar Town, officials said.
Speaking to Samaa TV at the site of the incident, Lahore Deputy Commissioner Mudassir Riaz Malik said that 12 people, including women and children, had been injured. He said that the injured also included a police official.
He said that while it was not immediately clear what had caused the blast, it had left behind a crater. "We will only be able to determine the cause after carrying out an investigation," he said, adding that the area was being cordoned off.



TV footage showed the blast took place in a residential area, causing damage to nearby houses and shattering windows.
A spokesperson for Rescue 1122 said that it was not immediately clear what caused the blast. "So far we have not been able to determine whether a gas pipeline burst or whether it was a cylinder. But we have shifted four people [to the hospital] and more injured are expected," he said.
In a statement, Lahore CCPO Ghulam Mehmood Dogar said that the injured were being taken to Jinnah Hospital. "The nature of the blast is being determined," he said.
He also directed officials to keep citizens away from the site of the blast so that there is no hindrance in carrying out rescue and relief efforts.

Punjab CM takes notice
Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has taken notice of the blast, and directed the IG to investigate the incident and submit a report. "Those responsible for the blast should be brought under the law," he said.
He told authorities to provide the best medical facilities to those who were injured, while also directing officials to impose an emergency at Jinnah Hospital. He also told the additional IG CTD to reach the scene of the blast.
Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid also took notice and directed the Punjab chief secretary and IG to submit a report. The minister prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.
 

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What I have read on twitter is that Hafiz Saeed residence is two KM away. This could be gas blast but looking more likely it to be a bomb blast. First DW documentary comes on Lashkar and Hafiz Saeed and then this blast. Way to much of a co incidence.
 

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This picture shows the site of the blast in Lahore's Johar Town.— Photo courtesy author's Johar Town.— Photo courtesy author

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This picture shows the site of the blast in Lahore's Johar Town. — Photo courtesy author's Johar Town. — Photo courtesy author

This picture shows the site of the blast in Lahore's Johar Town. — Photo courtesy author
This picture shows the site of the blast in Lahore's Johar Town.— Photo courtesy author's Johar Town.— Photo courtesy author

This picture shows the site of the blast in Lahore's Johar Town.— Photo courtesy author
This picture shows the site of the blast in Lahore's Johar Town.— Photo courtesy author's Johar Town.— Photo courtesy author

This picture shows the site of the blast in Lahore's Johar Town.— Photo courtesy author



At least 12 people have been injured in a blast in Lahore's Johar Town, officials said.
Speaking to Samaa TV at the site of the incident, Lahore Deputy Commissioner Mudassir Riaz Malik said that 12 people, including women and children, had been injured. He said that the injured also included a police official.
He said that while it was not immediately clear what had caused the blast, it had left behind a crater. "We will only be able to determine the cause after carrying out an investigation," he said, adding that the area was being cordoned off.



TV footage showed the blast took place in a residential area, causing damage to nearby houses and shattering windows.
A spokesperson for Rescue 1122 said that it was not immediately clear what caused the blast. "So far we have not been able to determine whether a gas pipeline burst or whether it was a cylinder. But we have shifted four people [to the hospital] and more injured are expected," he said.
In a statement, Lahore CCPO Ghulam Mehmood Dogar said that the injured were being taken to Jinnah Hospital. "The nature of the blast is being determined," he said.
He also directed officials to keep citizens away from the site of the blast so that there is no hindrance in carrying out rescue and relief efforts.

Punjab CM takes notice
Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has taken notice of the blast, and directed the IG to investigate the incident and submit a report. "Those responsible for the blast should be brought under the law," he said.
He told authorities to provide the best medical facilities to those who were injured, while also directing officials to impose an emergency at Jinnah Hospital. He also told the additional IG CTD to reach the scene of the blast.
Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid also took notice and directed the Punjab chief secretary and IG to submit a report. The minister prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.
A bike can't carry that many explosives as claimed by witnesses. Can't rule out gas.
 

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What I have read on twitter is that Hafiz Saeed residence is two KM away. This could be gas blast but looking more likely it to be a bomb blast. First DW documentary comes on Lashkar and Hafiz Saeed and then this blast. Way to much of a co incidence.

Bro, 2km in a city is just too far away to be related.

I was at mosque where he visited a few times and the guy has very high security. My guess is his house street is not accessible to unauthorized persons.

I can sort of understand why the Indian media would say it was near Hafiz Saeed's house though.
 

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What I have read on twitter is that Hafiz Saeed residence is two KM away. This could be gas blast but looking more likely it to be a bomb blast. First DW documentary comes on Lashkar and Hafiz Saeed and then this blast. Way to much of a co incidence.
Well people were saying it was near his residence not 2km away and it certainly isn't a gas blast as for DW and blast connect very likely they are trying to bring Hafiz back to life to malign Pakistan
 

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I don't know who did the blast, but in recent years Lahore has undergone a serious boost in surveillance. Doing a blast in a metropolis like Lahore is the easiest way for you to get nabbed. There are cameras everywhere. It's all up to the will and competence of LEAs to take such people to task.
 

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