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Victim of Parachinar blasts Wasim Haider was only brother of six sisters

Victim of Parachinar blasts Wasim Haider was only brother of six sisters

Shaheed Wasim Haider. – Photo by Marukh Jabeen

July 16, 2017

PARACHINAR, 16 July: Terrorism has devastated many families in FATA and one such family is that of Wasim Haider Khan from Parachinar, Kurram Agency.

The 21-year-old Wasim Haider, who lost his life in the 23 June twin bomb blasts in Parachinar, was the only brother of six sisters and his father died three years ago. Sabiqa, sister of Wasim Haider, told TNN that she was orphaned with the death of her father three days ago, but the death of her only brother has devastated the whole family.

“Wasim Haider was the most dependable member of our family and he was looking after the whole family after the death of our father. The death of my brother has left our family helpless and distressed. I am proud that my brother is a martyr,” she said.

Shaaban Ali, uncle of Wasim Hiader, told TNN that no male member has been left in the family after his death.

“I am sitting here in Wasim Haider’s house to receive people coming for Dua and Fatiha. He was the sole bread winner for his family. After his death, his family is left at the mercy of God,” he said.

The 55-year-old mother of Wasim Haider is also proud of her son’s martyrdom.

“My son was given to me by Almighty Allah and now the Almighty has taken him back. I am proud of my son’s martyrdom. My two daughters have entered marriage and four are yet to be married,” she said.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa during his visit to Parachinar had announced providing two jobs to the affected family. However, the family says no progress has been made in this regard.

At least 75 people lost their lives and over 250 others sustained injuries in twin suicide blasts in Turi Market of Parachinar on 23 June. The federal government had announced Rs1 million compensation for each victim of the blast and Rs500,000 each for injured person.


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