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Pakistani flag at half-mast Sunday


Islamabad : The Pakistani flag flew at half-mast Sunday as the nation mourned the death of a provincial rural development minister in a suicide bomb attack.

Bashir Ahmed Bilour was among nine people killed in Saturday’s attack in Peshawar. The bomber struck at a meeting of the Awami National Party.

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf announced a day of mourning Sunday in honour of the senior politician from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Geo TV reported.

Bilour’s funeral prayers were expected to be held Sunday.