Army chief attends Siraj Raisani’s funeral prayer

Army chief attends Siraj Raisani’s funeral prayer

Quetta (Staff Report): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa attend the funeral prayers of Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) leader Nawab Siraj Raisani who was among 128 people martyred in the Mastung suicide blast.

Bajwa on Saturday arrived Quetta to attend the funeral prayers of Raisani and visit the injured of the blast being treated at CMH in Quetta.

At least 128 people including Raisani, were martyred when an explosion hit an election gathering in Darengarh area of Mastung on Friday.

According to sources, More than 150 were also injured in the attack.

Raisani is the younger brother of former Balochistan chief minister Nawab Aslam Raisani.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Qaim Lashari told the media the injured are being shifted to nearby hospitals and they are ascertaining the situation.

Following the incident, an emergency was declared in the hospitals of Quetta, with additional medical staff summoned.

In July 2011, Raisani lost his 14-year-old son in a terrorist attack in Mastung, in which several others, including security personnel, were killed.