ANP chief Asfandyar Wali announcing three days of mourning on Wednesday for the death of 20 people, including party leader Haroon Bilour, requested all political parties to suspend their election campaigns during this period.
“When Benazir Bhutto was killed, we mourned for three days with them. Now other parties should show compassion and mourn with us for three days,” he said.
We will resume our election campaign after three days, said the ANP chief. "Who lives and who dies is all in Allah’s hands, but we will not run away and will not leave the field uncontested," he added.
Wali said Haroon was like a brother to him. I don’t have words to sympathise with the families of those killed in the incident, he said.
“First the father [Bashir Bilour] was killed, now the son has been targeted,” said Wali adding that they are targeting Bilour family, because they know that as long as the family is there no one can take over the city of Peshawar.