Officials responsible for firing on people in Parachinar shall not be spared, says COAS Gen Bajwa
Parachinar, Pakistan: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Bajwa has said that firing by Frontier Constabulary (FC) on people is being inquired and responsible persons shall not be spared.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa while meeting with local tribal elders and representatives of sit in here on Friday said that firing by FC troops while handling mob situation post blast is (was) being inquired and those responsible shall not be spared. He added that FC commandant has (had) already been changed.
COAS maintained that four persons who lost their lives due to FC firing and people who were injured due to firing have been given separate compensation by FC.
“Pakistan Army shall continue its efforts to bring back normalcy in the country. Threat continues to reside across the border in Afghanistan with Islamic State also known as Daesh gaining strength there. We need to remain united, steadfast, prepared and vigilant against this threat which has an agenda of exploiting sectarian fault-line. Our security forces are symbol of national integration so is our security apparatus; we are one nation”. Also, a greater Pak-Afghan border coordination and security cooperation is required in this regard”, COAS remarked.
Meanwhile, following decisions were taken during COAS meeting:
Army Public School Parachinar is named after Maj Gulfam Shaheed and it will be upgraded to Cadet College in due course.
- Trauma Centre will be established at Parachinar by Army while local civil hospital will be upgraded for better medical care by civil administration.
- Govt. has now announced compensation for Parachinar victims at par with other such victims elsewhere in the country. All Pakistanis are equal.
- Army fully supports mainstreaming of FATA which is being pursued and its early implementation is essential for enduring peace and stability.
Commander Peshawar Corps Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmed Butt and IGFC KP were also present at the occasion.