Masterminds, facilitators of Johar Town blast can not escape law: Raja Basharat

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LAHORE, Jun 23 (APP):Punjab Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Raja Basharat on Wednesday condemned the Johar Town blast and expressed a deep sense of sorrow over the loss of precious human lives.

He extended sympathies to the bereaved heirs and said that it was an attempt to sabotage law and order situation in the province.

He was responding to a question of MPA Samiullah Khan during the current session of Punjab Assembly which started one hour and 56 minutes behind its scheduled time with Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi in the chair.

Addressing at the floor of the house, the minister said that the perpetrators of the crime could not escape the law, adding that the vehicle could not move much due to police check post near the blast and the terrorists failed to do much damage.

He said that the masterminds and the facilitators of the blast would be brought to justice, adding that Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) teams were looking into all aspects of the incident and it would be premature to say anything about the incident. Whatever would come to light in the investigation would be made public without any delay, he maintained.

Raja Basharat said that police and other law enforcement agencies had played a significant role in establishing peace and law and order, adding that all out efforts were being put in place to make Punjab the safest province.

Earlier, the House approved 40 demands for grant of the treasury while the four cut motions by the opposition were rejected by the House.

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