About 70 people, mostly women and children, were killed in a massive explosion in Lahore, Pakistan, March 27. Nearly 300 people were injured when a suicide bomb ripped through the Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park.
According to reports, the death toll may rise as many of the injured are in critical condition. Lahore is Pakistan's largest and wealthiest province and the political power base of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to social media from the PMO India handle to express his opinion on the blast. "Heard about the blast in Lahore. I strongly condemn it. My condolences to families of the deceased & prayers with the injured: PM," he tweeted.
In fact, several Bollywood celebs like Priyanka Chopra, Hrithik Roshan, Sidharth Malhotra, Gauahar Khan, Dia Mirza, Karan Johar, Nimrat Kaur, Preity Zinta and Pakistani actor Fawad Khan have offered condolences on social media.
Take a look at the tweets here:
The world seems to be infested with heartless sick people..heartbreaking news.My prayers to the families of the victims #LahoreBlast
I don't care what your fighting for but u do this to children u are going to burn in hell. #LahoreBlast
A devastating day for Pakistan.
I'm very saddened to hear the gulshan-e-iqbal attack which is the most shocking amongst other displays of violence!!!
It's a park for gods sake!! Children on swings!! How can anybody even have the heart to do this. #LahoreBlast
Saddened and sick to the bone hearing about the #LahoreBlast ..my prayers and deepest sympathies for the families of the lost innocent lives
Terribly disheartened to wake up to learn about the #LahoreBlast . Even animals don't butcher their own . So tragic ...
Sick in the stomach to hear about the #LahoreBlast. What evil people walk this earth that prey on innocent women & children. R.I.P
Now let's defeat the enemies of humanity. May peace exist in the neighbourhood. Prayers with the innocent victims of #LahoreBlast
Incredible happiness to see India win and even more sadness to hear about the #LahoreBlast - thoughts & prayers.
Easter is a time of joy&family and yet it is converted into a time of horror! My prayers go out to the families in Lahore ! #LahoreBlast
Soha Ali Khan
My deepest condolences to those who lost loved ones in the #LahoreBlast yesterday. It is an abominable act to target innocents, esp children
The illusion of purpose.Just mindless violence against innocents.Condolences to the families of victims #LahoreBlast
no, Jannat is not for u for ur soul will forever be trapped in death cries and screams of little children that you massacred #LahoreBlast