COAS visits Parachinar as protest enters eighth day today


PARACHINAR: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has reached Parachinar Friday (today) morning, the military’s media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), informed in a statement.

During his visit, the army chief will meet the tribespeople who have been protesting following two blasts that rocked Parachinar, Kurram Agency on June 23.

The protest continues on the eighth day, Friday, demanding safety and protection for all.

On Thursday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced compensation money for the families of people killed and those who were injured in the Parachinar blasts on June 23.

As per the announcement, Rs1 million would be given to the families of people killed in the blasts while Rs0.5 million has been announced for the people who received injuries due to the explosions.