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Bashir Ahmed Bilour laid to rest

- December 23, 2012 - Updated 1428 PKT - From Web Edition

PESHAWAR: Awami National Party (ANP) leader and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Senior Minister, Bashir Ahmed Bilour was laid to rest at Syed Hasan Peer graveyard.


Earlier the funeral prayer of Bashir Ahmed Bilour was held at Colonel Sher Khan Army Stadium.


A suicide bomber on Saturday evening killed nine people including Mr Bilour his personal secretary and a senior police official.


ANP chief Asfandyar Wali Khan, chief Minister Amir Haider Khan Hoti, Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Presidential Spokesman Farhatullah Babar, elder brother of Bashir Bilour, Ghulam Ahmed Bilour, son Usman Bilour, large number of ANP workers besides representatives of other political parties participated in the funeral.


MQM delegation, PML-Q leader Chaudhary Shujaat Hussain and Mushahid Hussain Syed also offered funeral prayers of Bashir Bilour.


A national day of mourning has been announced by Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf over the tragedy. The national flag would be flown at half-mast today in the honour of the ANP leader.


The provincial governments of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have also announced day of mourning.


President Asif Ali Zardari, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, Mian Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan, Altaf Hussain and others politicians expressed profound grief over the demise of the senior politician.


Mr Bilour was targeted by a suicide bomber after an ANP public gathering leaving him seriously injured. He was shifted to the Lady Ready Hospital for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries.


SHO Razaq Khan Police Station and personal secretary of the minister had been on the spot.


Strict security measures were adopted at the stadium, which was sealed off before the funeral prayers.


Security arrangements of the stadium were handed over Pak army and FC.


Earlier today, funeral prayer of Bilour’s personal secretary Noor Muhammad was also held in high school Kakshal.

Reader Comments
Its sad, anyone get killed like that, loss to his family, may Allah rest him in peace, dont know much about him, i only that he was minister

Qamarul Huda
While the 2nd line of ANP like Iftikhar Hussain and Bashir Bilour suffer, the party leader Asfandyar Wali enjoys his life in Dubai.

May Allah rest his soul in eternal peace, Ameen. I have no words to express my feelings over this sad incident. Bashir Bilour was a forcefull and fearless voice against the terrorists in Pakistan. I also greatly appreciate the sacrifices of the ANP against the terrorists.

Nadeem Durrani
Its indeed a great loss for the country. Bashir Bilour was a brave and straight forward person. He never feared in his life and lived like a lion. My deepest condolences are with the Bilour family and the ANP.

Saima Memon
its very tragic. i pray to Allah that peace should be established in Pakistan. May Allah be pleased with him and thousands of others who got killed that way. I bet that Isfandyar and his group will be happy in heart because now they will cash in this tragic incident in the coming election. Because politicians like him are like vultures.

It is a very sad incident and biggest loss to Bilour family, ANP and Pukhtuns as well. May Allah accept the shahadat of Bashir Bilour and his companions. ANP and workers of the party have added a golden chapter to Pukhtun,s history by having made greatest sacrifices.

Amir Bangash
It's very sad.

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