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ANP Leader Haroon Bilour Among 19 Others Martyred In Peshawar Blast

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The ANP leader, Haroon Bilour was all set to address a speech to his supporters in Yakatoot neighborhood for the elections. Everyone over there was happy and were about to welcome their beloved leader with a celebratory style when all of a sudden a blast took place upon his arrival in the venue, near the stage.

The leader was all set to stand from the Pk-78 constituency of Peshawar but sadly got killed last night in a suicide blast taking 14 people’s lives and injuring 65 people and leaving 15 people in a critical condition.

This has been the first reported act of violence that has to do with the 2018 elections. For now, no one has claimed to take the responsibility of this blast.

According to the investigations, around 8 kilometers of TNT explosives were used for this blast. ANP had already been a target by the Taliban back 2013 when they had previously martyred the senior ANP member, son of Bashir Ahmed Bilouri back in 2012.

Similarly, news had been spread that his son Daniyal Bilouri had also embraced martyrdom, but later it was confirmed that he was safe. The body of the late ANP leader had been sent to his home within the next few hours of the incident and a funeral had been scheduled for today, 5 pm in Wazir Bagh.

When the body was arriving at the Bilour house, Haroon’s son was sitting on top of the ambulance and Shouted: “Zinda hai Bilour, Zinda hai!” as seen in the picture below:

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This incident was a result of an absence in security provision, says CEC (Chief Election Commissioner), Justice (retired) Sardar Mohammed Raza Khan while condemning this act.

Other political party leaders, Shehbaz Sharif and Imran Khan had also shed some light upon this matter in their tweets:

Here’s what Shehbaz Sharif had to say:

Imran Khan’s statement

Besides the leaders, other people also had a say on this:

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Indeed, if security measures had been provided to this party for their event, lives would’ve been saved and families wouldn’t have to see this misery they’ll remember for the rest of their lives. Share your thoughts in the comments down below.

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