Yesterday morning the streets of Lahore were terrified with the aftermath of the suicide blast that took place outside the ladies gate of Data Darbaar Shrine. A young suicide bomber blew himself up near a van of Elite Force, as a result eight innocent lives were lost and as many as 20 people got injured.
The shrine home to the spiritual personality Data Ganj Baksh is one of the most sacred places in the city, and visitors from all over the country pay homage to the great Sufi saint by going there. After the deadly blast, many felt aggrieved and some celebrities took it to social media to condemn the attack and pray for the country’s peace in the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Tamgha Imtiaz recipient and acclaimed actress Mehwish Hayat took to Twitter and shared her concern over the inhumane act.
— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) May 8, 2019
Television actor Faysal Qureshi also voiced his sorrow that claimed many innocent lives.
— Faysal Quraishi (@faysalquraishi) May 8, 2019
Musician Umair Jaswal also came out in support of the victims and condemned the attack. In his Tweet, Umair sent prayers for the deceased and their loved ones.
I condemn the suicide attack that happened in Lahore outside #DataDarbar today. Extremely saddened to hear about the loss of innocent lives, may Allah grant patience to the families of the victims of today's incident. pic.twitter.com/WNWWAazu0P
— Umair Jaswal (@umairjaswal) May 8, 2019
Former fast bowler of Pakistan cricket team Shoaib Akhtar also expressed his grief on the incident, he too sent regards to the victims’ families.
Deeply saddened to hear about the suicide blast outside the Sufi Shrine of Hazrat Ali Hajveri, Data Darbar.
Prayers & thoughts with the affected families.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) May 8, 2019
Veteran Lollywood actor Shaan Shahid also took to Twitter to share his condolences on the blast.
Prayers for Pakistan prayers for lhr very sad to hear the news of the blast at data darbar..
— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) May 8, 2019