Nobel Peace Prize for Bashir Bilour, recommends Senate

Senate passes unanimous resolution recommending government nominate slain ANP leader for prize.

Web Desk January 21, 2013
Bilour, a vocal critic of the Taliban, was 69 and had survived at least two assassination attempts and other acts of reprisal. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Monday passed a unanimous resolution recommending the government nominate Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) senior minister Bashir Ahmed Bilour -- who was killed by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan -- for the Nobel Peace Prize, reported Express News.

At least eight other people – including Bilour’s secretary and a local police official – were killed in a suicide attack that took place during a political meeting of the Awami National Party (ANP) in the Dhaki Nalbandi neighbourhood of Peshawar in December last year.

Bilour, a vocal critic of the Taliban, was 69 and had survived at least two assassination attempts and other acts of reprisal. He is survived by two sons and three daughters.

Bilour had served as the provincial president of the ANP two times in his career.

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Syed Nayyar Uddin Ahmad | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Noble prize is not awarded after death or posthumously.

Polpot | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

@Zalim singh: Since Pakistan has so many well deserving Nobel Prize Candidates, I suggest that it should launch Nobel Prizes (P) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ That way all aspirants can be accommodated and interference from Stockholm can be eliminated..

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