In Lahore, six persons were killed and twenty-one injured in an explosion in under construction building at Y Block of Defence area on Thursday.

The injured have been shifted to General Hospital Lahore.

President Mamnoon Hussain has expressed deep grief over the loss of precious lives in a blast at Defence, Lahore and commiserated with the bereaved families.

He also directed the authorities concerned to provide best medical facilities to the injured.

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has expressed deep grief over the loss of precious lives in the blast.

He has prayed for eternal peace to departed souls and expressed sympathies with bereaved families and the injured.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar condemning the attack sought an immediate report of the incident.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has strongly condemned the blast in Defence Lahore that claimed the lives of innocent citizens, besides causing injuries to many people.

The Chief Justice of Pakistan has offered his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and prayed for speedy recovery of injured people.

Source: Radio Pakistan