Multan: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah and former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani visited Nishtar Hospital in Multan today morning, to inquire about health of Multan blast victims.

Talking to media, Khurshid Shah stated that coward attacks cannot deter nation’s resolve, in fight against terrorism. He asked the provincial government to ensure best medical facilities to the injured. Meanwhile, another wounded person who was under treatment in Nishtar Hospital after Vehari Chowk blast on Monday, succumbed to injuries taking the death toll to 11.

A speeding motorcycle crashed into a rickshaw at Vehari Chowk that resulted in a blast claiming 11 lives, including a two-year-old child. The injured, 62 were shifted to Nishtar Hospital. According to the latest reports, 11 of the injured persons are still battling for their lives as their conditions are not stable.

The police have issued a preliminary report of the blast. The report states that the personnel have recovered ball bearings from the site, while key evidences were also collected. The police have said that the target of the blast was somebody else and thus remained unharmed.

Central Police Officer (CPO) and Regional Police Officer (RPO) carried out a search operation and registered a case, against unidentified miscreants. District and high court bars observed strike today against the attack.

The identification of the victims and injured of the Multan blast has been completed and its initial report has been issued on Monday.

According to the initial report, the blast was not a suicide attack and around 6-7 kilograms of explosives material were used in the explosion. The attacker was moving the explosives from one place to another, however, it is being investigated what was the target. The samples of the two suspicious bodies, recovered from the site of the blast, have been sent to laboratory for DNA test.