Parachinar sit-in called off after meeting with COAS

Parachinar sit-in called off after meeting with COAS

The COAS said he was overseas and then when he returned, bad weather had delayed his attempt to visit Parachinar.

He said that the war against terrorism can not be won without the people of Parachinar.

Commander Peshawar Corps Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmed Butt and IG FC Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) were also present on the occasion. "Our enemies shall never succeed in lowering our resolve or dividing us".

It should be mentioned that at least 126 fearless soldiers of KP FC have lost their lives while 387 received injuries during their duty in Kurram Agency alone.

"Our security forces are symbol of national integration so is our security apparatus; we are one nation. We are Pakistanis and Muslims", the DG ISPR added.

He will meet the tribal elders later in the day. "While administrative concerns will be pursued with the executive body, suggestions regarding security mechanism are being incorporated forthwith".

A spokesman for Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen, a religious outfit that holds considerable influence with the locals, said they had chose to end the demonstrations after negotiations with the authorities went successful. He vowed that the local facilitators and abettors of recent terror incidents will be apprehended and tried in military courts. "While in the second phase the entire Pak-Afghan border would be fenced". Toori Razakars are also being dovetailed on check-posts. "Additional army contingents have arrived, safe city project has been announced and better security measures will be taken".

The army chief had reportedly attempted to fly to Parachinar earlier this week, before being forced to turn back due to inclement weather. "In the first phase the sensitive areas used by terrorists to enter Pakistan would be fenced".

Army Public School Parachinar is named after Maj Gulfam Shaheed and it will be upgraded to Cadet College in due course. The FC commandant has already been changed, while four people killed and others injured due to firing have been compensated by FC.

That includes promises to bolster security, greater government compensation for relatives of the bombing victims, and the accountability of military officers and soldiers responsible for firing on protesters.

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