Lahore : ANP leader Haroon Biloor martyred with 12 others in a explosion during ANP rally in Peshawar. 25 people were injured in the blast. He was contesting elections from PK 78 and came Yaka Toot to address a corner meeting.
Eye witnesses say the vehicle of an ANP leader contesting the elections has been targeted. More casulties feared. Situation unclear, says police. The site of the explosion is Yakatoot area, in the heart of the city.
CCPO Peshawar has confirmed the death toll and said that it was a suicide attack.
Haroon Biloor’s father Vasheer Biloor was also a martyred of democracy who who was targeted in elections 2013.
Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto and Ameer Jamaat e Islami have condemned the terrorist attack and condoled with Biloor family.
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif , former CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif , Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Imran Khan , Qamar us Zaman Kaira and other leaders have condemned the terrorist attack.
The Chief Election Commissioner has condemed the attack and termed it attack on peaceful elections.
ANP leader Iftikhar Hussain has demanded probe of the suicide attack.