Lahore (Staff Report): The funeral prayers of five police officers martyred in Raiwind blast were offered at Qila Gujjar Singh police lines on Thursday.

The funeral prayers were attended by Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, Governor Punjab Rafique Rajwana, Corps Commander Lahore Lieutenant General Amir Riaz, and DG Rangers Lahore Major General Azhar Naveed Hayat.

The martyred officers have been identified as Muhammad Saeed, Aslam, Manzoor, Tanveer and Saeed.

At least nine persons were martyred and 20 others including ASP Raiwind Zubair Nazir and SHO were injured in a blast near a police post at Raiwind late Wednesday.

According to details, nine martyred included five police personnel (two sub-inspectors and three constables) and four citizens.

Rescue sources immediately reached the spot and shifted the injured to Tehsil Headquarters (THQ) Hospital Raiwind , Sharif Medical City Hospital and General Hospital Lahore.

The sources said that the blast occurred when policemen present at the posting were changing their shift. A motorcycle was destroyed in the blast .