Quetta: Powerful blast hits football stadium
QUETTA: A powerful explosion rocked the Nawab Nooraz Khan footabal Stadium in Mastung on Thursday, damaging a portion of the boundary wall. Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani and six provincial ministers were witnessing a football match when the blast took place.
The blast caused panic but the chief minister remained seated till the end of the final of All-Pakistan Sardar Hhadur Khan Bngulzai football tournament. He turned down his security team’s advice to leave the place.
A police officer told Dawn that the bomb had been planted in a graveyard adjacent to the boundary wall of the stadium. An inquiry has been ordered and a team of senior police officers has been constituted.