Friday Jun 30, 2017
PARACHINAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan reached Parachinar on Friday to express his grief and solidarity with the families of victims after the town was rocked by twin bombings on June 23.
The PTI leader also addressed the protesters, who have been staging a sit-in for the past few days.
While speaking on the occasion, Khan said that due to bad weather he was not able to reach Parachinar earlier, adding that the entire Pakistan shares their sorrows with them.
The PTI chief further said that there is an international conspiracy to create a divide among the Muslims.
Earlier today, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa also reached Parachinar and assured locals while addressing a Jirgah that steps are being taken to make Parachinar a safe city.
COAS Bajwa expressed his grief at the loss of innocent lives as a result of recent terrorist attacks in the city and promised to compensate the victims of terrorist bombings fairly.
The Army Chief reaffirmed that the affected of Parachinar terrorist incidents would be given aid equal to other areas of the country.
At least 75 people lost their lives and over 300 were injured in the back-to-back bombings that hit the city on June 23. The first blast occurred as people were busy shopping for Iftar and Eid in the Turi Bazaar area, close to a crowded bus terminal in Parachinar.
The second explosion took place as people rushed to provide aid and rescue the wounded from the first explosion.