Bomb Blast on Mall road Lahore near Punjab Assembly
A powerful explosion hit close to the Punjab Assembly, near Mall Road and Charing Cross in Lahore, where a large number of people had gathered to protest amendments to the province’s drug policy.
According to initial reports, several people have been injured in the blast and shifted to the Ganga Ram medical center and other nearby hospitals. Casualties were feared in the explosion.
The owners of medical stores in Punjab had announced a demonstration near the Punjab Assembly building to protest the drug rules of the provincial government.
The powerful explosion hit when hundreds of people were present at the location for the protest.
A heavy contingent of police reached the site of the incident. Media representatives were also present at the site of protest when the explosion took place.
The protesters were dispersed following the blast.
The explosion was so powerful that it shattered windows of DSNG vans and police mobiles parked nearby.