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Press Release

Rawalpindi- January 22 2017

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Parachinar, Kurram Agency and Peshawar today. COAS was given detailed briefing on Parachinar blast. COAS visited Agency hospital to meet injured of the blast. COAS met tribal elders of the Agency.

Expressing his grief on the incident, General Qamar Javed Bajwa lauded the support of tribal brethren in combating terrorism and acknowledged their sacrifices for peace. He said that with their support Army, FC and other Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) have done a great job in stabilising the area and terrorists will fail to derail it.

COAS lauded their efforts in maintaining tribal and sectarian harmony which is source of national integration. He said that Pakistan belongs to all of us without any religious, provincial, tribal, linguistic, ethnic, sectarian or any other discrimination. On demand from people, COAS announced establishment of an Army Public School (APS) at Parachinar for quality education. Tribal elders thanked COAS for sharing their sorrow and announcement of APS. They pledged to continue supporting efforts for enduring peace and stability.

Later, COAS also visited CMH Peshawar and met critical injured of Parachinar blast that were evacuated by Army helicopters and vehicles yesterday.

Earlier on arrival at Parachinar, COAS was received by Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmed Butt, Commander Peshawar Corps.