A powerful bombing struck a crowded bazaar in Lahore killing at least three people and wounding 28. The Lahore blast was so powerful that it damaged several shops at the famous Anarkali Bazaar. Video footage from the scene showed burning motorcycles and victims crying out for help.
Several Pakistani celebrities took to social media to express their heartbreak over the tragic loss of life.
TV host Fakhr-e-Alam, requested ‘prayers for Lahore.’
Prayer for #Lahore
— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) January 20, 2022
TV actor and film producer Adnan Siddiqui ‘condemned the blast’
Strongly condemn the #LahoreBlast. May the families who lost their loved ones get the strength to bear this pain. Culprits must get harsh punishment.
— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) January 20, 2022
Mere Pass Tum Ho actor, Humayun Saeed called the incident ‘unfortunate’
The very unfortunate news of an explosion in Lahore. Prayers for the victims and their families. May Allah bless the souls of the deceased and give health to the injured
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) January 20, 2022
Actor Ramsha Khan also shared the news on Twitter
— Ramsha Khan (@ramshakofficial) January 20, 2022
Cricketer Shoaib Malik sent out condolences to families who suffered the loss
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) January 20, 2022
“May Allah grant health to all the injured people. Ameen” wrote former wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal on Twitter
— Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) January 20, 2022
A case has been lodged by the Punjab Counter-Terrorism Department to identify suspects for the blast. Several political leaders, including the prime minister and Punjab chief minister, have condemned the attack.