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Nawaz, Maryam condemn Peshawar blast

Nawaz, Maryam condemn Peshawar blast

LONDON: Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday condemned the Peshawar blast targeting ANP’s corner meeting and expressed condolences with Bilour family.

The PML-N supremo while expressing condolences with the families of martyred people said that he had no idea where these people wanted to take the country.

Speaking on the occasion, Maryam Nawaz said that her heart bleeds over the Peshawar blast which left several people dead and many others wounded.

She further declared the arrest of party workers as the victory of the PML-N.

The PML-N leader also denied reports of important meetings in Abu Dhabi and said that the lawyers were working for protective bail.

Earlier, Haroon Bilour, an Awami National Party (ANP) leader, and 19 other people were martyred and over 60 others were wounded in a suicide attack in Yaka Toot area of Peshawar on Tuesday night.

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

Haroon Bilour was rushed to Lady Reading Hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds. At least 12 other people, mostly ANP supporters, were also martyred in the suicide attack.

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.

Haroon Bilour teenaged son Danial Bilour was among the injured. Haroon Bilour also served as District Nazim and provincial information minister in the past.

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