ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s flag flies at half-mast today across the country as nation mourns demise of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister Bashir Ahmed Bilour.
The Awami National Party leader was killed in a suicide blast in Peshawar after a party meeting on Saturday. Eight other people including his personal secretary and a senior police official had also been killed in the blast.
Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf announced national day of mourning in honour of the senior politician on Sunday.
The provincial governments of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have announced mourning over the killing of
Punjab and Sindh governments announced one day mourning while KPK and Balochistan governments declared 3-day mourning. Besides, KPK Governor Masud Kausar also announced day of mourning in country’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
Balochistan chapter of the Awami National Party has given call for shutter down strike besides three day mourning in the province over the killing of its key leader.
MQM and the ruling Pakistan People’s Party have also made announcements for day of mourning.