The explosion is heard in Lahore in front of Punjab Assembly at Mall road. Nearby vehicles caught fire while many people injured and casualties are being feared.
According to the media report, DIG Traffic Capt. Mobin has embarrassed martyrdom in the incident; he was there to negotiate with protestors.
The explosion took place in the camp of Chemist Association Punjab who was protesting against an amendment in Drug Act.
Injured people are being taken to the nearby hospitals. Emergency services, ambulances, and fire brigade reached the place.
The exact nature of blast is not confirmed yet; witnesses are saying that it doesn’t seem to be a cylinder explosion. The area is red zone and marked by high security being the presence of Punjab Assembly house in the vicinity.