PM Mulk and Army chief in Peshawar, offer condolences to martyr Bilour’s family

PESHAWAR: Interim Prime Minister of Pakistan, Justice Retired Nasir Ul Mulk also visited and paid condolences to the martyred Haroon Bilour’s bereaved family.

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The PM, accompanied by Interim Interior Minister Azam Khan, KP Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra went to the house and paid their respects.

COAS Reaches Peshawar

On Thursday, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and interim Prime Minister Nasir-ul-Mulk reached Peshawar to express condolences to Bilour’s family over the martyrdom of Awami National Party senior leader Haroon Bilour.

Meanwhile, the PM, accompanied by Interim Interior Minister Azam Khan, held a meeting with KP Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra where issues of law and order, among other matters, were discussed.

The interim PM is scheduled to hold high level security meeting following deadly attack at Peshawar on Tuesday, which claimed lives of 22 people along with Haroon Bilour.

According to Newsone, the death toll in the Peshawar suicide attack, which took the life of Awami National Party leader Barrister Haroon Bilour, has increased to 22.

The explosion occurred late Tuesday night in the Yakatoot neighbourhood moments after Bilour arrived to address a corner meeting.

Awami National Party (ANP) leader Haroon Bilour among 12 others, including police officials were martyred in a suicide blast during election campaign at Yaka Toot area of Peshawar, Newsone reported on Tuesday.

According to details, more than 30 people were injured in the result of blast. The blast occurred when corner meeting was underway.

Rescue teams reached the site immediately and shifted the injured to lady reading hospital. The law enforcement agencies (LEAs) have cordoned off the area.

Haroon Bilour is contesting election from Peshawar’s provincial constituency PK-78. Haroon was taken to hospital after he was critically injured in the blast, however, the injured candidate succumbed to his wounds shortly afterwards.

His father Bashir Bilour was also martyred in 2012 suicide blast.

It is pertinent to mention here that this is the first political causality of 2018 election campaign.

ANP leader Zahid Khan talking with Newsone has condemned the attack and warned to boycott 2018 election if such attacks against party was not stopped.

“This is the repetition of 2013 election targets against ANP,” he added.

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