PM, COAS reiterate resolve to defeat terrorism


Tariq Saeed


The Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (Retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk and the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Thursday expressed firm resolve to defeat the terrorism at all costs.
Both the top functionaries of the country air dashed to the provincial metropolis to express condolence with the bereaved Bilore family over the martyrdom of Barrister Haroon Bilore.
A deadly suicide explosion ripping through a corner meeting of Awami National Party (ANP) in the interior city Tuesday late night, it may be recalled, had played havoc in the area leaving around two dozen people martyred and 70 others seriously wounded.. Those martyred in the first blast or the major incident of violence ahead of the elections 2018 included a senior ANP leader and a party candidate for the PK-78 Peshawar Haroon Bilore who belonged to the famous political family of the provincial metropolis.
Prime Minister Justice (Retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk Thursday directed fool-proof security arrangements for contesting candidates particularly the top leadership of all political parties for July 25, general elections.
The Caretaker who visited the provincial capital on a day-long visit reviewed the security measures being taken by the provincial government in the wake of the recent terrorist incident in Peshawar during meeting held with the Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra and caretaker Chief Minister Justice (Retd) Dost Muhammad Khan. Interior Minister Azam Khan also accompanied the prime minister.

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