Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday said that there is clear evidence of a foreign hand in recent incidents and assured locals that steps are being taken to make Parachinar a safe city.
Addressing the jirgah after arriving in Parachinar, General 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.
According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Army Chief was briefed on the security situation and updated on the Parachinar incident following his arrival in the city on Friday morning.
“Our enemies shall never succeed to lower our resolve or to divide us,” said Gen Bajwa on the occasion.
Tribal elders expressed their full confidence and trust in the Army and its leadership, added the ISPR statement.
Meeting with the representatives of the sit-in, the army chief said that administrative concerns will be pursued with the executive body and suggestions regarding security mechanism are being incorporated.
“We can only be effective when locals are part of the security and vigilance.”
‘Facilitators, abettors to be tried in military courts’
The army chief on the occasion said that local facilitators and abettors have been apprehended who will be tried in military courts.
Addressing the need for further security measures in the city, General Bajwa said additional army troops have been deployed in Parachinar to enhance security while FC troops are being beefed up on the Pak-Afghan border to seal it effectively, said the statement from the military’s media wing.
The chief of army staff also announced a safe city project for Parachinar by installing CCTV cameras.