Senate passes resolution, condemns suicide attack on Bilour
Senate passes resolution, condemns suicide attack on Haroon Bilour
IJAZ KHAN, TAUSEEF ABBASI
The Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution condemning the Wednesday’s suicide attack on Awami National Party (ANP) leader Haroon Ahmed Bilaur in Peshawar.
Leader of the House Raja Zafar-ul-Haq moved the resolution.
The resolution condemned the attack on ANP’s corner meeting in Yakkatut area of Peshawar, which resulted in martyrdom of 20 innocent civilians including Barrister Haroon Bilour.
The resolution said that the Upper House, the nation share the irreparable loss and grief of the Bilour family and reaffirms its undeterred commitment to defeat the evil of terrorism.
The resolution urged the caretaker federal and provincial governments to apprehend the culprits and to break the nexus between the enemies of Pakistan.
The sacrifices of the Bilour family will be long remembered.
Later, the Senate also offered fateha for the departed souls and prayed for early recoveries of the injured.
The Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani has sought report regarding suicide attack on ANP’s corner meeting in Peshawar. He directed caretaker interior minister to inform the house over the matter today (Thursday).
Besides, the chairman directed all the four provincial chief secretaries to brief the Senate on the security arrangements made to ensure smooth election campaign of candidates.
However, the caretaker Interior Minister Azam Khan informed the Senate that Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has accepted responsibility of the yesterday’s suicide attack on ANP’s leader in Peshawar.
Responding to the concerns shown by members of the house, he said a meeting of the apex committee has been called in Peshawar today (Thursday) to discuss the security situation. He said the prime minister and other security agencies will attend the meeting to decide a future course of action to ensure security of the people of Pakistan.
The minister said National Counter Terrorism Authority has also convened a meeting with political leaders to discuss the security measures.
He said the political leaders should also ensure implementation of code of conduct issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan.
Expressing grief over the martyrdom of ANP leader Haroon Bilaur in yesterday’s terrorist attack, he said Bilaur was invited by some people for a tea party at where the suicide bomber blew himself up and killed several others as well.
The interior minister urged all the political leaders to inform the administration about their movement during election campaign as enshrined in ECP’s code of conduct so that proper arrangements can be made well in time to ensure their security.