We are fighting the nexus of hostile forces: COAS

We are fighting the nexus of hostile forces: COAS

RAWALPINDI - Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday strongly condemned the suicide attack on (ANP) corner meeting.

According to a tweet by Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, Army Chief shared grief of Bilour family and ANP on condemnable targeting of Haroon Bilour & victims of heinous terrorist attack.

“We are fighting against nexus of inimical forces which aren’t willing to absorb a peaceful & stable Pakistan. We remain undeterred & shall IA defeat them,” maintained the COAS.

The incident was also denounced by caretaker PM <link>Justice (Retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk and other political figures.

The blast in Peshawar’s Yaka Toot area martyred at least 20 people including Haroon Bilour 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 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.