Pakistani Minister Escapes Bomb Attack
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Provincial Minister for Services and General Administration Department (SGAD) Sardar Sanaullah has escaped a bomb attack in Balochistan on late Friday, Iranian news agency IRNA reported Saturday.
Assistant Commissioner of police Qadir Baksh said that Sanaullah escaped the attack late Friday after an explosive device planted along with RCD highway near Anjera area went off when he was on his way to Khuzdar from Kalat.
A heavy contingent of police and law enforcing agencies rushed to the spot and set up a security cordon around the minister.
“We will deal with the attack according to tribal customs,” Sardar Sanaullah said.
Spokesman for the banned Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) claimed responsibility for the attack.
Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Mohammad Aslam Raisani condemned the blast and termed it an “attack on tribal system”.
He said the government would not bow before terrorists and those involved in the attack would be arrested. – BERNAMA