COAS Qamar Bajwa offers condolences to Bilour family in Peshawar

PESHAWAR, July 12 (INP): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Thursday reached Peshawar to condole with the family of slain ANP’s leader Haroon Bilour.

Interim Prime Minister Justice (r) Nasir-ul-Mulk also reached Peshawar to chair a high-level security meeting.

The premier and army chief are in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) capital for a top security meeting following the deadly attack at an election rally of the Awami National Party (ANP) on Tuesday, which claimed the lives of 22 people and injured dozens of others.

The suicide attack also claimed the life of ANP leader Haroon Bilour, who was contesting the upcoming general election from the PK-78 constituency of Peshawar. Meanwhile, the PM, accompanied by Interim Interior Minister Azam Khan, held a meeting with KP Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra where issues of law and order, among other matters, were discussed. Moreover, the Election Commission had delayed the elections for Peshawar’s PK-78, from where ANP leader Haroon Bilour was contesting. According to the electoral body, polls will be held for the seat at a later date as elections are delayed for a seat when a contesting candidate dies. INP/AJ