LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif went to Quetta yesterday and enquired after the injured at CMH Quetta.

He also met Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri and offered fateha for the martyrs as well as prayed for early recovery of the injured. Shehbaz Sharif gave a cheque for Rs75 million to Chief Minister Balochistan for the families of the martyrs and injured persons and also offered him all out help and treatment of the victims.

Zehri said that the morale of the heirs of martyrs and injured persons is high. He thanked Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif for his visit to Quetta. He said that Punjab has always been standing with others in the hour of need. He said that Balochistan highly value the love and sentiments of Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif for the people of Balochistan.

Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that a decisive war is being fought against terrorists which has to be won at any cost. He said that the terrorists have spilt the blood of innocent people in Civil Hospital Quetta. He said that the blast at the hospital was a national tragedy and grieved the whole nation.

He said that sympathies of the entire nation are with the bereaved families. He said that terrorists have no religion or faith and they are enemies of entire humanity.

Shehbaz Sharif said that those perpetrating cruelties on innocent people have no right to be called human beings. He said that such elements are savages and a burden on the society. He said that these ruthless elements should be made an example. He said that terrorists will be defeated with the force of unity and unswerving determination of the nation. He said that terrorism will be rooted out from the country.

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The chief minister said that terrorists are a scourge and collective efforts are needed to purge the country of this menace. He said he believes that terrorists and their facilitators will have to face exemplary punishment in this world and the world hereafter.

He said that those who lost their lives in the tragic incident cannot be brought back but Punjab government is ready to extend all out help to the families of the martyrs and injured. He said that Punjab government can provide education and bear other expenditure of the children of the martyrs if they want to study in Punjab.

Shehbaz Sharif said that he has issued instructions to Punjab government for the provision of treatment facilities to injured persons and maximum help will be extended to them if they are to be shifted to Punjab province. He said that Punjab is in a state of mourning over Quetta tragedy and the whole country is grieved.

He said that loss of even a single human life is a tragedy. Terrorists have deprived the country of several important persons including lawyers, journalists, doctors and security personnel, he added.

He said that Zarb-e-Azb has hit terrorists very hard and there is a need to continue this operation. He said that the war against terrorism will continue till complete elimination of this menace. The chief minister during his visit to CMH Quetta, enquired after the injured individually. He went to each injured person and prayed for his every recovery. He also presented flowers to the injured.

Talking to the injured, the chief minister said that he has brought the message of solidarity and sympathies for them from the people of Punjab who are grieved at this tragedy.

Earlier, Zehri and provincial ministers received Shehbaz Sharif at the airport. Punjab Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmad and Member Provincial Assembly Jehangir Khanzada also accompanied Shehbaz Sharif.