PESHAWAR: The personal secretary of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) slain minister Bashir Bilour, Haji Noor Muhammad, who was popularly known as Noor Babu, stuck to his word even in death.
Noor Babu, 43, was affiliated with Bilour’s family for decades. He had witnessed many attacks, but always wished that he would die before anything happens to his boss. On Saturday, he lived up to his word and true to his wish, passed away before Bilour was pronounced dead.
As if destined to be killed in that suicide blast, Babu, even though on a leave, had decided to accompany the ANP leader that day. He was one of the minister’s most trusted associates.
Noor Babu leaves behind a widow, two sons and two daughters.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 24th, 2012.