Islamabad June 30 (TNS): Army chief Gen Qamar Jawed Bajwa reached out to the mourners in Parachinar to comfort the families of the victims of twin blasts, the Inter Services Public Relations said on Friday.The army chief will meet the elders of Parachinar and will try to convince them to end their protest against a full security for the residents.
The army chief will meet the elders of Parachinar and will try to convince them to end their protest against a full security for the residents.
The people in Parachinar have been protesting for the last one week after the twin blasts killed over 70 people and injured dozens of others. The people have been demanding full security, also seeking explanation how bomb blasts recur despite heavy presence of security forces and several check posts.
Thousands of people have staged a sit-in at Shaheed Park, Parachinar, soon after the two bombs rocked the city on the eve of Eid.
Enraged mourners protesting last week’s deadly bombings in Parachinar refused to budge on Wednesday as they rejected monetary compensation offered by the prime minister saying they would not call off their weeklong sit-in until the army chief visits the region.
Premier Nawaz Sharif has announced Rs1 million compensation for the families of every victim of the twin blasts, and Rs500,000 for the wounded, but the protesters have dismissed the compensation.