Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has announced to halt its political campaign in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for a day to demonstrate solidarity with Awami National Party.
The ANP leader Haroon Bilour among 20 others were martyred in a suicide blast in Peshawar’s Yakatoot neighborhood late Tuesday night. Afterward, the PTI postponed its rally in Peshawar planned for July the 14th.
“Whole nation is in grieving after the suicide blast,” as per a statement released by PTI.
“We have postponed every political activity in KP for now,” commented Fawad Chaudhry.
Haroon Bilour, who was to contest for the July 25 elections from Peshawar’s PK-78, will be laid to rest in Wazir Bagh.
Earlier ECP announced that election was to put off because of the passing Bilour, who was the candidate for PK-78, the ECP said, including that the new timetable for the said polls in the constituency will be decided later.
Other candidates running from said constituents are Mahad Tariq (TLP), and Niaz Muhammad Momand and Muhammad Irfan, both contesting Independently.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bar Council has likewise announced a three-day grieving in light of the incident, with legal counselors to halt court proceedings.
The son of Bashir Ahmed Bilour, a senior ANP figure who, himself, was martyred in a suicide attack in 2012 after a party meeting, Haroon was rushed to the hospital in a critical condition but succumbed to his wounds shortly after.