Army Chief visits Bilour House, offers condolences

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PESHAWAR, (DNA) – Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Balour House in Peshawar on Thursday and offered condolences to the family over the demise of Haroon Bilour in suicide blast. Army Chief met with Haroon Bilour’s family and Ghulam Bilour and offered deep sympathies. Strict security arrangements were made on General Bajwa’s arrival.

The blast in Peshawar’s Yaka Toot area martyred at least 20 people and injured 30 others. A suicide bomber detonated his explosives soon after Haroon Bilour arrived in the area to address a corner meeting of his party. He was Awami National Party’s (ANP) candidate for the upcoming general elections from provincial assembly constituency PK-78.

An estimated 30,000 people attended his funeral. Party workers cried and hugged, while others looked on in shock as funeral prayers were said. Markets were also closed across the bustling frontier hub near the Afghan border out of respect for those killed in the attack.

He has left behind a widow and two sons to mourn his death.