Country to observe day of mourning today


ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – Pakistan will observe a day of mourning today (Sunday) to pay tributes to the martyrs of recent terrorist attacks in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.The announcement to this effect was made by Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk in Islamabad on Saturday with the aim to also express grief and solidarity with the victim families. The prime minister office has also directed the interior ministry to formally issue a notification in this regard. The national flag will fly at half-mast on the occasion.

The announcement was made a day after a suicide blast killed 131 people at a political rally in the town of Mastung, near the Balochistan provincial capital Quetta.

The deadliest attack was the latest in a series of bombings targeting campaign events in the last week, sparking fears of more violence ahead of nationwide polls on July 25.