At least 20 people were injured in the Sadiqabad blast which took place in a bank today.
According to details, the bank building was completely destroyed in the blast. Police are yet to ascertain the nature of the explosion.
Security forces have launched a search and rescue operation, while the injured have been shifted to a nearby medical facility for assistance.
Initial reports suggest that the Sadiqabad blast occurred due to a gas cylinder explosion, DPO Sadiqabad said. Police have cordoned off the area and launched an investigation.
Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar took notice of the Sadiqabad blast and summoned a report within 24 hours. He also directed concerned authorities to provide the best medical facilities to those injured in the Sadiqabad blast.