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Press Release

Rawalpindi- February 16 2017


Quote DG ISPR - Sehwan Blast

  • COAS directed immediate assistance to Sehwan blast victims. Army / Rangers moved including medical support. Hyderabad CMH ready to receive casualties.
  • Sehwan. Air effort being sent for quick evacuation of injured. Night flying capable heli of Navy and C 130 of PAF will do relief effort.
  • Sehwan. PAF C 130 will lift injured from Nawab Shah airport. Navy heli will lift injured from Sehwan and surroundings.
  • Sehwan. Armed Forces have placed all required resources for rescue effort. Army and Rangers are doing rescue effort at site.
  • Recent terrorist acts are being executed on directions from hostile powers and from sanctuaries in Afghanistan. We shall defend and respond.
  • COAS appeals nation to stay calm. "Your security forces shall not allow hostile powers to succeed. We stand for our nation".
  • COAS, "Each drop of nation's blood shall be revenged, and revenged immediately. No more restraint for anyone."
  • Sehwan. CNS placed all Naval Hospitals at Karachi on high alert. Ready to receive injured through night capable heli.
  • Sehwan. Army and Rangers medical teams at blast site. Air evac from Nawab Shah started. Injured being taken to Kci/ Hyd. Ambulances sent.
  • Pakistan-Afghanistan Border closed with immediate effects till further orders due to security reasons.
  • Sehwan. Air Chief directs to utilise C 130 till complete evac. Injured will be treated at PAF hosps too. Ts will not be spared.