COAS General Qamar Bajwa holds security briefing at Parachinar

COAS General Qamar Bajwa holds security briefing at Parachinar

PARACHINAR: Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javaid Bajwa reached Parachinar on Friday morning to meet the victim families of the twin blasts in Parachinar.

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa was briefed on the security situation in the area by the officials soon after he landed in Parachinar.

Army chief reached the area to take stock of the situation where thousands have gathered to protest the ghastly terror attacks in a market there last week which killed 75 people and injured scores others.

Citizens of Parachinar began a sit-in protest soon after the two bombs went off last week on Friday evening, as shoppers were out buying supplies in preparation for the breaking of the fast on one of the last days of the holy month of Ramadan.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced 1 million rupees ($10,000) compensation for the families of every victim of the blasts, and 500,000 rupees for the wounded, but the protesters dismissed that, saying victims of attacks in other places got more, a witness said.

Parachinar is part of the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas, ethnic Pashtun-majority areas along the Afghan border covered by special laws and regulations.

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