Army chief flies to Quetta to attend Siraj Raisani's funeral prayers

07:25 PM | 14 Jul, 2018
Army chief flies to Quetta to attend Siraj Raisani's funeral prayers
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QUETTA - Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in Quetta on Saturday to attend the funeral prayers of Nawab Siraj Raisani who along with 128 others was martyred yesterday in a deadly terrorist attack on an election rally in Mastung district of Balochistan.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) also attended the wounded being treated in CMH Quetta.

Baluchistan Awami Party (BAP)’s candidate Nawab Siraj Raisani’s funeral prayers were held today.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Commander of Southern Command LT General Asim Saleem Bajwa attended the funeral prayers.

Inspector General FC Major General Nadeem Anjum, caretaker Balochistan chief minister Alaud Din Marri, provincial ministers, chief secretary and members of civil bureaucracy attended the funeral.

COAS condemned the heinous terrorist attack in Mashtung, moreover, the federal and provisional governments have declared a day of mourning throughout the country on Sunday whereas the Baluchistan caretaker administration has pronounced two days in mourning subsequent to the bloodbath in Mastung.

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