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Bilour family’s sacrifices for democracy to be remembered forever: Mamnoon

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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday expressed his condolences to the family of slain Awami National Party (ANP) leader Haroon Bilour and said the sacrifices of Bilour family for democracy would be remembered forever.

Strongly condemning the Peshawar blast that killed Haroon Bilour and others on Tuesday, the President said such incidents of terrorism could not deter the nation’s resolve to fight against militancy.

President Mamnoon Hussain directed provision of best medical facilities to persons who received injuries in blast.

At least 21 people including ANP leader Haroon Bashir Bilour were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up during a corner meeting in Peshawar’s Yakatoot area.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has postponed election on a provincial assembly seat in Peshawar, PK-78, after a suicide blast that killed the ANP leader.

Meanwhile, ANP has vowed to continue its election campaign despite deadly attack on its party leader Bilour.

President ANP Asfandyar Wali Khan announced the resumption of election campaign after three days of mourning and peaceful protest. He underlined that real aim of his party is to win the elections despite all hindrances that come their way.

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