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ANP leader Haroon Bilour laid to rest in Peshawar | Pakistan

PESHAWAR: Awami National Party (ANP) leader Barrister Haroon Bilour, who was martyred in a suicide assault a day in the past, was laid to rest in Peshawar on Wednesday.

Bilour’s funeral prayers have been earlier provided in the Wazir Bagh space.

Haroon Bilour was amongst 20 folks martyred in a suicide assault, which befell in Peshawar on Tuesday night time in the Yakatoot neighbourhood — moments after Bilour arrived there to deal with a nook assembly. 

Presently, 62 folks injured in the suicide assault are looking for therapy at Lady Reading Hospital, authorities confirmed.

The deceased ANP leader was set to contest the July 25 elections from Peshawar’s PK-78 constituency.

The son of Bashir Ahmed Bilour, a senior ANP determine who, himself, was martyred in a suicide assault in 2012 after a celebration assembly, Haroon was rushed to the hospital in a vital situation however succumbed to his wounds shortly after.

The ANP leader was 47 years previous.

After the incident, a case was registered at police station Agha Mir Jani Shah, with SHO Wajid Ali because the complainant.

 Security officers collect on the website of a suicide bombing at an ANP rally in Peshawar on July 10, 2018. Photo: AFP

ECP postpones polls in PK-78

Following the incident, the Election Commission of Pakistan postponed the polls in PK-78 (Peshawar-XIII) constituency.

The polls have been postponed due to the dying of the PK-78 candidate, the electoral physique stated, including that the brand new schedule for the stated constituency might be introduced later. 

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bar Council has additionally introduced a three-day mourning in gentle of the assault, with attorneys starting the boycott of court docket proceedings right now. 

Two our bodies but to be recognized 

An inventory of all these killed in the explosion has additionally been launched, nonetheless, two our bodies are but to be recognized. 

Aside from Haroon Bilour, others killed in the explosion have been recognized as Asif Khan, 28, Muhammad Shoaib, 19, Muhammad Naeem, Yaseen, Haji Muhammad Gul, 45, Najeeb ullah, 20, Abid ullah, 30, Huzaifa, 12, Arif Hussain, 25, Akhtar Gul, 18, Imran, 30, Khan Muhammad, 30, Rizwan, Zameer Khan, Israr, Sameen and Sadiq.

The funeral prayers of 10 of the deceased have been provided earlier, following which they have been buried. 

COAS condemns concentrating on of Haroon Bilour 

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa condemned the concentrating on of Haroon Bilour, in accordance to a social media submit by Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor. 

“We are fighting against nexus of inimical forces which aren’t willing to absorb a peaceful and stable Pakistan. We remain undeterred and shall defeat them,” the COAS remarked. 

Moreover, the United States embassy additionally condemned the assault in a social media submit. 

“The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the attack in Peshawar against civilians campaigning for this month’s elections. We send our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who were killed and hope for the speedy recovery of those who were wounded,” the embassy stated in an announcement. 

ANP — on the goal listing 

The ANP was the principle goal of Taliban assaults across the 2013 election, with scores of employees and candidates killed in terrorist assaults throughout the nation.

Last month, a US drone strike killed the Pakistani Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah, who had claimed accountability for many of the assaults in opposition to the ANP in the 2013 election on the grounds that it had supported operations in opposition to the militants.

The Pakistan Army introduced on Tuesday it could deploy over 371,000 troops to guarantee peaceable and honest and free elections on July 25.

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