PM Nawaz grieved over loss of lives in Lahore blast

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attends the closing session of 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in Kathmandu November 27, 2014. A brief meeting between India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart appears to have salvaged a summit of South Asian leaders, with all eight countries clinching a last-minute deal to create a regional electricity grid. REUTERS/Niranjan Shrestha/Pool (NEPAL - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR4FUCN

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday expressed deep grief over the loss of precious lives in a blast in Defence area of Lahore.

The prime minister, who is in Turkey on an official visit, directed the Punjab Government to provide full assistance and medical aid to the injured.

He also sought a report on the incident.

PM Nawaz Sharif prayed for peace of the departed souls and recovery of the injured besides expressing sympathies with the bereaved families.