Chief Minister Pakhtunkhwa Mr. Ameer Haider Khan Hoti has strongly condemned a suicide attack inside the emergency ward of district headquarters hospital in Dera Islmail Khan and directed the law enforcing agencies to expose the perpetrators behind the heinous crime.

“It is indeed a great tragedy and a cowardly act in which several innocent people have been killed,” Chief Minister said in a condolence message to the bereaved families on Tuesday.

He expressed his deep sympathies with the families of those killed and wounded in the attack and prayed Allah Almighty to rest the departed souls in eternal peace and award courage to the aggrieved families for patience.

The CM directed the concerned district officials to ensure free of cost treatment to the injured people. He said that such subversive activities on the part of criminals could not budge the provincial government from its resolve to restore peace in the province.

He directed the law enforcing agencies to tight noose around the perpetrators of the crime and appealed the people of D.I Khan to remain calm and cooperate with the law enforcing agencies in order to bring the culprits to justice.

He also appealed the people to remain united so that the anti-social elements could get no chance of terrorist activities.

Hoti said that the elements involved in the cowardly act would not be spared at any costs and they will be awarded an exemplary punishment.

He said that the perpetrators behind the blast in the hospital were neither Muslim nor humans as a Muslim or human can not strike innocent people at a place like hospital.

He assured the affected families that the government was fully shared in the grief of affected families, saying they will not be left alone in this time of trouble.

The chief minister also approved a sum of Rs100000 each for those killed in the blast and Rs50000 each for those injured.

He said that nothing could replace the precious human lives but the amount announced by the government for heirs of the blast victims was a gesture of sympathy with the bereaved families.