RAWALPINDI – Undeterred by the suicide attack in Lahore that claimed at least 13 lives, army chief General Raheel Sharif has said Pakistan Army will extend full support in hosting the Pakistan Super League final in the Punjab capital.
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General Bajwa, on a visit to Corps Headquarters in Lahore on Tuesday said that the attack was an attempt to sabotage PSL final. “Army will extend full support to all concerned for holding the event as scheduled,” he added.
He went on to say that such incidents could not lower our resolve to fight terrorism.
“Army will extend full support to all concerned for holding the event as scheduled,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) quoted the army chief as saying.
“Terrorists of all hue and colour, their masters, financiers, planners and abettors including from outside will be hunted across the country, held accountable and responded to. Our gains over the years cannot be reversed,” the army chief said.
He appreciated the efforts of intelligence agencies in tracing culprits of last night’s blast which have resulted in important apprehensions overnight including some Afghans.
He directed to expedite efforts to unearth complete network.
Earlier PSL chairman Najam Sethi said the league’s finishing game will be held in Lahore if cricket fans and citizens of Pakistan were ready to watch the match without foreign players.