Martyrdom of Haroon Bilour widely condemned
Islamabad, Pakistan: President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussein, interim Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk and Chief of Pakistan Army Gen Qamar Bajwa have condemned terrorist suicide attack on Awami National Party (ANP) corner meeting that resulted martyrdom of ANP candidate Haroon Bashir Bilour and his 12 workers at Yaka Toot Area on Tuesday night.
Strongly condemn the suicide attack on #ANP’s elections rally in #Peshawar. Caretaker #CM, #CorpsCommander & #IGP should take responsibility for criminal negligence & resign-All failed miserably to ensure security. Precious lives lost because of suicidal #GoodBadTaliban policy.
— Bushra Gohar (@BushraGohar) July 10, 2018
Born in 1974, Haroon was son of late Bashir Ahmed Bilour who was himself martyred in a suicide blast in Peshawar in 2012. Haroon was contesting election from PK-78 Peshawar.
According to eyewitnesses, suicide member blew him up when Haroon reached stage for addressing corner meeting. Injured were shifted to hospital where Haroon succumbed to his injuries.
Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan Sardar Mohammad Raza termed the incident as weakness of security institutions and an attack on peaceful electioning process.
sad to learn about the terror attack on anp in #peshawar.my thoughts are with the familiies of the victims, who lost their beloved ones and the more than 50 injured in the blast. this attack on democracy in #Pakistan will not derail elections.https://t.co/j2mekyMhRH
— Martin Kobler (@KoblerinPAK) July 11, 2018
It is pertinent to mention that ANP was not allowed to contest elections freely during 2013 elections and there were several attacks on ANP offices by Tehrik e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) which officially did not allow Pakistan People’s Party and ANP to contest elections peacefully. Over 200 ANP workers were killed by TTP during 2013 election process.
Bilour’s family of martyr’s for democracy and against Terrorists…………
— Iftikhar Ahmad (@jawabdeyh) July 10, 2018
تجھ کو کتنوں کا لہو چاہیئے اے عرض وطن
جو تیرے عرض بے رنگ کو گلنار کریں
کتنی آہوں سے کلیجہ تیرا ٹھنڈا ہوگا
کتنے آنسو تیرے صحراؤں کو گلزار کریں
— Hassan Iftikhar (@Hassaniftikhar) July 10, 2018
Devastated by the brutal murder of Haroon Bilour in Peshawar,he was contesting elections.Had just interviewed Ghulam Bilour his uncle, who has already lost his son & https://t.co/RpVlZ69ZSi heart goes out to ANP, who is again being targeted.What use was operation Zarb e Azb?
— Munizae Jahangir (@MunizaeJahangir) July 10, 2018