34 injured in the explosion of a truck bomb in Lahore

The counter terrorism department on Tuesday began probe into the truck bomb blast that left two people dead at a parking stand on the Outfall Road.

An improvised explosive device was reportedly planted on the truck.

Rescue teams reached the scene and shifted the injured to Mayo Hospital and Mian Munshi Hospital, where emergency was declared.

However this is the route which the estranged Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was about to travel from Islamabad which has prompted the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) said Sharif's route in the city would be revised now.

He went on to note that an investigation has been launched on determining how and when the vehicle arrived at the blast site.

The incident took place late on Monday evening after a truck vehicle packed with explosives went off. Meanwhile police have cordoned off the entire area. In April, six people died and 15 were injured in another attack in Lahore's Bedian Road, according to local media.

The health condition of a number of those wounded in the explosion has been reported as critical.

The roof of a nearby house also collapsed from the intensity of the explosion, while the windowpanes of nearby buildings shattered from the shock waves.

The police official added that it is suspected that the truck contained explosive material.

DIG Haider Ashraf confirmed that it was a bomb blast.

On July 24, a Taliban suicide bomber struck a police team near residence-cum-office of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif here, killing 27 people, including policemen.

They said in the recent past, the Punjab government made amendments in the Punjab Drug Act 2017 against which people from pharmaceutical industry staged a protest in February.