PM Mulk, Gen Bajwa reach Peshawar to condole with Bilour family


PESHAWAR: Interim Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk on Thursday reached Peshawar to offer condolences to the family martyred Awami National Party (ANP) leader Haroon Bilour.

Bilour and 19 other people were martyred in a suicide attack as the politician was conducting electioneering activities on Tuesday night in Peshawar.

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa also reached Bilour’s house to offer his condolences. The army chief is accompanied by Corps Commander Peshawar Lt Gen Nazir Butt and DG ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor.

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The ANP rally was being held in a congested Yakatoot area of the provincial capital and the attacker detonated his explosive belt close to the ANP leader as he approached the political gathering.

The attacker detonated his explosive belt close to the ANP leader’s vehicle as he approached a rally organized to promote his election in the Yakatoot area of the provincial capital.

Shortly after the attack, enraged ANP supporters had gathered outside the hospital and chanted slogans against the government for its failure to provide security to their leader.

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Bashir Bilour, Haroon’s father, was also martyred in a suicide bombing targeting his rally in the fabled Qissa Khawani bazaar of Peshawar in December 2012. The outlawed TTP had claimed responsibility for that attack.

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