Pakistan

LAHORE (Staff Report) – One more victim of Lahore blast lost her life on Thursday, raising the death toll to 75.

Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shahbaz Sharif paid a visit to condole with family of the victims and also announced job and compensation for them.

Earlier two victims of the Lahore blast passed away on in a private hospital on Tuesday.

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The victim identified as Mohsin Zafar 18 a resident of Harbanspura had sustained serious injuries in the suicide attack at Gulshan Iqbal Park on Sunday evening.

He was rushed to a private hospital; he succumbed to his injuries after 48 hours.

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Another victim Ayub, resident of Hafizabad, died in the hospital while his mother and sister have also been killed in the blast.

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The bodies were handed over to the family members for burial, after completing medico-legal formalities.

ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH     Security officials gather at the site of a blast outside a public park in Lahore, Pakistan, March 27, 2016.   REUTERS/Mohsin Raza TEMPLATE OUT
ATTENTION EDITORS – VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH Security officials gather at the site of a blast outside a public park in Lahore, Pakistan, March 27, 2016. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza TEMPLATE OUT

A suicide bomber, whose sketch has been prepared, blew himself near a gate of Gulshan Iqbal Park on Sunday evening, killing dozens on the spot and injuring over 300 people.

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A Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has been formed to investigate into the deadly blast.

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According to Punjab Home Department’s notification, SP Counter-Terrorism Department will be the convener while representatives of ISI, IB, incharge investigation Iqbal Town and SHO CTD police station are included in the Joint Investigation Team.

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced Rs1 million each for heirs of Lahore terror attack victims.

The PM said the serious injured person will receive Rs300,000 each, while minor injured persons will get Rs150,000 each.