Alvi directs efforts to curb militancy

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PESHAWAR: President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday visited the injured people in the Peshawar mosque blast.
As per details, the president arrived at Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) Peshawar and inquired about the medical facilities and staff of the injured.
The President talked to the woman who lost her family members and offered his condolences to them.
He condemned the inhuman attack and reiterated that the sacrifices of the martyrs would not go in vain.
President Arif Alvi applauded Law enforcement agencies’ efforts to wipe out the menace of terrorism from the country.
He went around to different wards of the hospital and talked to the injured. The president also directed the hospital administration to provide the best possible medical facilities to them.
President Arif Alvi was accompanied by the caretaker Chief Minister, Muhammad Azam Khan.
The President highly appreciated the courage and morale of the injured cops. He also appreciated the government’s announcement of aid for victims.
Earlier, the death toll in the Peshawar mosque blast climbed to 100 after more bodies were retrieved from the wreckage by the rescue teams. Security officials said the explosion took place around 1:40pm on Monday as Zuhr prayers were being offered as a result of which the roof of the mosque caved in. The rescue operation is still underway at the mosque site to retrieve the victims.
Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) spokesperson Muhammad Asim has confirmed the number of casualties, saying that almost 100 people were martyred and 169 people sustained injuries in the ‘suicide blast’.
Agencies add: President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday referring to the tragic blast incident at Police Lines, resolved to exterminate terrorism with the support of the nation.
He expressed these views during a visit to the Lady Reading Hospital where he enquired about the health of injured persons in the Police Lines’ mosque blast. Caretaker Chief Minister Muhammad Azam Khan also accompanied him.
The President said the nation, Security Forces did combat terrorism in an unprecedented manner and they would once again collectively fight the menace.
He talked to the doctors and hospital administration about the well-being of the injured. He expressed solidarity with the families of martyrs and prayed for the early recovery of injured persons.

Dr Arif Alvi also enquired after the health of an injured woman and condoled the martyrdom of her family members.

The President noted with satisfaction the appropriate medical treatment for the injured in the blast at Lady Reading Hospital. He lauded the doctors and LRH administration for ensuring prompt and quality treatment to the blast victims.

He said he had to wait for the visit in order to avoid any obstruction in the relief and rescue activities.

Dr Arif Alvi said the nation stood with the families of the martyrs and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured persons.

The President appreciated the announcement by the government to provide Rs two million to the heirs of each martyred and Rs 0.5 million for each injured person.