Bashir Ahmad Bilour

Bashir Ahmad Bilour
بشیر احمد بلور
Born (1943-08-01)1 August 1943
Died 22 December 2012(2012-12-22) (aged 69)
Occupation Provincial MPA, Senior Minister, Businessperson,
Years active 1970 - 2012
Home town Peshawar
Political party Awami National Party
Children Haroon Bilour
Parent(s) Bilour Din[citation needed]
Relatives Ghulam Ahmad Bilour (brother)

Bashir Ahmad Bilour (Pashto: بشیر احمد بلور‎; 1 August 1943 - 22 December 2012) was a member of the provincial assembly of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Senior Minister for Local Government and Rural Development of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.[1]

Early life and education[]

Bashir Ahmad Bilour was born on 1 August 1943 in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan. He belongs to a prominent political and social Kakazai family of Peshawar.[2][3]

Bilour had a bachelor's degree in law. He was a member of Peshawar High Court Bar as a lawyer and took part in the active politics from the platform of Awami National Party since 1970.[1]

Political life[]

In the 2008 elections, Bashir Bilour was elected as a member of the provincial assembly of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa with majority of the votes, (over 4000) from PF-3, a constituency of Peshawar City. He remained MPA for 5 consecutive times. He was the parliamentary leader and was the only MPA of ANP even after the MMA wave when Ghulam Ahmad Bilour[2] and many others lost.[4]

Death and funeral[]

On 22 December 2012, Bilour was leaving after attending a meeting of ANP workers at a private residence in Peshawar, when he was attacked and critically injured by a suicide bomber at 6:15 PM. He was rushed to Lady Reading Hospital where he died at 7:40 PM. His secretary, Noor Muhammad, was also killed in the blast. This was the 5th attack on him and, as was usual for Bilour, he had no guards with him.[5] The funeral prayer for him was held at Colonel Sher Khan Army Stadium on 23 December 2012 with at least 20,000 people despite threats. The city was closed, as the father of Peshawar and face of KP assembly, was buried at Syed Hasan Pir graveyard in Peshawar.[5]

References[]

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 November 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  2. ^ a b "Our Team - Afghan Kakazai Welfare Trust, Peshawar". Retrieved 2018-07-14. 
  3. ^ Ali Shah, Syed Inayat (2008-11-05). "Personifying the art of politics". The News (Pakistan). Archived from the original on 2011-07-28. Retrieved 2018-07-14. 
  4. ^ Hidayat, Khan (22 December 2015). "REPLUG: Three years on, Bilour's war is still on | The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 
  5. ^ a b "Bashir Ahmed Bilour laid to rest". The News. Peshawar. 23 December 2012. Archived from the original on 23 December 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2012.