Elections in PK-78 suspended in aftermath of Haroon Bilour’s death

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PESHAWAR (City News) – Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday suspended polling in PK-78 in the aftermath of Peshawar suicide blast that martyred at least 20 people including Haroon Bilour, an Awami National Party (ANP) leader.

According to ECP, voting in the constituency will be held after general elections 2018 whereas the date will also be announced later.

Besides the martyrs, 30 others were also wounded in the attack in Yaka Toot area of Peshawar on Tuesday night.

A suicide bomber detonated his explosives soon after Haroon Bilour arrived in the area to address a corner meeting of his party. He was ANP candidate for the upcoming general elections from provincial assembly constituency PK-78.

The funeral prayers of Bilour will be offered at 5:00pm today in Peshawar after which he will be laid to rest at the Wazir Bagh Graveyard.

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

Barrister Haroon Bilour was son on Bashir Ahmed Bilour, who was also martyred in suicide attack in Qissa Khawani Bazaar in December 2012, and nephew of another ANP stalwart Ghulam Ahmed Bilour.

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