PESHAWAR (Web Desk) – The Central President of Awami National Party Asfandyar Wali Khan on Wednesday has said that the coward terrorist attacks cannot discourage determination of the party.
Talking to media in Peshawar, Asfandyar said that the party will observe three days mourning over the sad incident after which, participation in the election process will be continued.
Earlier, Haroon Bilour, an Awami National Party (ANP) leader, and 19 other people were martyred and over 60 others were wounded in a suicide attack in Yaka Toot area of Peshawar on Tuesday night.
A suicide bomber detonated his explosives soon after Haroon Bilour arrived in Yaka Toot area to address a corner meeting of his party. Haroon Bilour was ANP candidate for the upcoming general elections from provincial assembly constituency PK-78.
Haroon Bilour was rushed to Lady Reading Hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds. At least 12 other people, mostly ANP supporters, were also martyred in the suicide attack.
Emergency was declared at the Lady Reading Hospital, while large number of ANP workers also reached the hospital.