PESHAWAR: Workers of Awami National Party organised a protest against the bombing of the Mausoleum of party leader Ajmal Khattak on Wednesday.
Political workers gathered at the Peshawar press club. Provincial Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain led the protest demonstration.
Addressing activists, the minister condemned the incident and said it was a cowardly act on part of the terrorists. He said that militants were divided on the issue of Maulana Naseeb Wazir’s killing. Maulana Naseeb, a cleric from Darul Uloom Haqqania, was found dead last week after he had allegedly been arrested by intelligence agencies.
“They (terrorists) were creating confusions on the issue,” he said, adding that many ANP leaders have been killed or attacked, but the party was not pressurised. He vowed to fight terrorists till they are eliminated.
“We will also protest in Nowshera,” said ANP General Secretary Arbab Tahir. President Peshawar High Court Bar Association Latif Lala, Haroon Bilour and activists of the Pakhtun Students Federation (PSF) were also present at the present. Lala said 700 ANP workers have been martyred.
Two successive blasts at the under-construction mausoleum of former Awami National Party chief Ajmal Khattak in Nowshera left five people injured on Wednesday. He is the former president of ANP, a former MNA and a famous poet. He died of illness on February 7, 2010 in Peshawar.
More in KP & FATAKhyber Agency: 400 families flee Bara ahead of military operation