Additional Commissioner Quetta Tariq Javed visited a blast site in Marriabad on Tuesday amid hostility. A suicide bomber had killed 12 people and injured over 30 others soon after Eid prayers in Marriabad.
Angered residents used harsh language against Javed and even, reportedly, tried to ‘manhandle’ him. However, personnel of Levies and the police intervened and arrested one man.
While declining to comment on the incident, Tariq Javed said he had come to estimate the losses caused by the suicide attack. “The chief minister has formed a committee to examine the losses and damages caused by blast, which will present its report within three days,” he told reporters. “The government will compensate all those affected.”
Published in The Express Tribune, September 7th, 2011.
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