PESHAWAR: Wife of slain Awami National Party (ANP) leader Haroon Bilour has announced to contest the elections in her husband’s place from PK-78 constituency of Peshawar.
On Tuesday, Haroon lost his life amongst 22 in a suicide bombing attack when he was addressing a party meeting in Peshawar.
Haroon’s father Bashir Ahmed Bilour was also killed in a suicide blast back in 2012, while 65 others were also injured in the blast.
According to reports, Haroon’s son has confirmed that his mother would be contesting the election from his father’s constituency in Peshawar.
Haroon Bilour’s wife is the daughter of former minister of Sindh Irfanullah Marwat, and granddaughter of former President of Pakistan, late Ghulam Ishaq Khan.
Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Peshawar on Thursday and offered condolences to Bilour family.
The army chief, while talking to the family members, said: “[the] Bilour family has stood firm in [the] war against terrorism with great sacrifices during [the] national effort. We have come a long way in our challenging journey to peace and [the] destination isn’t far Inshallah”.