Bashir Ahmed Bilour laid to rest in ancestral graveyard

Published: December 23, 2012

PHOTO: MUHAMMAD IQBAL

PHOTO: MUHAMMAD IQBAL Bilour was 69 and had survived at least two assassination attempts and other acts of reprisal. PHOTO: IQBAL HAIDER/EXPRESS

PESHAWAR: Senior Awami National Party (ANP) leader Bashir Ahmed Bilour, who was killed in a suicide attack the previous day, was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard Syed Hassan Peer in Peshawar, Express News reported on Sunday.

Bilour, wrapped in the national flag, was brought to the Colonel Sher Khan Stadium where his funeral prayers were held. A large number of political leaders and ANP members were present.

Syed Noorul Hasnain Qadiri Gilani led the funeral prayers.

Strict security measures were taken and a heavy contingent of police and security forces were deployed to the area.

Earlier, Bilour and at least eight other people – including Bilour’s secretary and a local police official – were also killed in a suicide attack that took place during a political meeting of the ANP in the Dhaki Nalbandi neighbourhood of Peshawar.

Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) officials said a suicide bomber detonated the explosives strapped to his body when the meeting was at its peak and dozens of people were vowing allegiance to the ANP.

Bilour was 69 and had survived at least two assassination attempts and other acts of reprisal.

Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that Bilour was buried in Landi Kotal. The error has been fixed. 

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Reader Comments (18)

  • roadkashehzada
    Dec 23, 2012 - 3:22PM

    Rest in Peace sir. May Allah bless his soul.

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  • FJ
    Dec 23, 2012 - 4:09PM

    RIP Sir :(

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  • TruthCheck
    Dec 23, 2012 - 5:03PM

    Come on get your facts right. He is buried in a Peshawar graveyard in Beribagh area, not in Landi Kotal.

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  • imran bhatt
    Dec 23, 2012 - 5:40PM

    RIP you brave man

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  • Faiz
    Dec 23, 2012 - 5:52PM

    Rest in Peace, brave man!!!!!

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  • Liaqat Yousufzai
    Dec 23, 2012 - 6:07PM

    May Allah rest her soul in peace

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  • Liaqat Yousufzai
    Dec 23, 2012 - 6:08PM

    May Allah rest his soul in peace! Ameen

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  • pakhtun
    Dec 23, 2012 - 6:29PM

    Taliban on foreign agenda wants to bury the pakhtoon culture and customs. While ANP is promoting it. How can the puppets digest this?? RIP sir.

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  • pakhtun
    Dec 23, 2012 - 6:36PM

    ANP does politics on ideologies. RIP sir.

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  • Maria
    Dec 23, 2012 - 6:49PM

    The killing of this man by anti state cowards will only strengthen the resolve of citizems to defeat these criminals and their foreign masters!

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  • ishrat salim
    Dec 23, 2012 - 7:02PM

    The only sane voice in ANP….like Raza Rabbani of PPP, both never given any ministry, because both are honest, straightforward gentlemen..Recommend

  • Jibran
    Dec 23, 2012 - 7:16PM

    RIP. A brave man, and a true martyr!

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  • Jibran
    Dec 23, 2012 - 7:17PM

    @Maria:
    The killing of this man by anti state cowards will only strengthen the resolve of citizems to defeat these criminals and their foreign masters!

    Not just Saudi Masters, but they have many masters in the security establishment who still believe they can be used for the strategic depth. Old habits die hard.

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  • shafi
    Dec 23, 2012 - 9:45PM

    it is a great loss for the whole nation. He fought for a national cause. He played a leading role against terrorist who are trying to impose their own agenda.May Allah rest his soul in peace.Recommend

  • akhbar hassan
    Dec 23, 2012 - 9:56PM

    @jibran rightly said. Instead of them summoning our foreign ministen we should summon theirs.

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  • stating the obvious
    Dec 23, 2012 - 11:19PM

    “You have thrown us(the Pashtuns) to the wolves”.How prescient were these words by Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan.

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  • raul manedez
    Dec 24, 2012 - 12:24AM

    They need to send the american army and british to pakistan to clear out the pakistani talibans to make the country safe and no more assasinations. RIP sir

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  • khalid khan
    Dec 24, 2012 - 10:43PM

    indeed he was a brave man ever born in history may his soul rest in peace

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