Pabbi, Awami National Party provincial president Senator Afrasiab Khattak has
said that fight against terrorism will continue till the establishment of
complete peace in the province.

“Killings of our children will not deviate us from our mission of eliminating

It will rather enhance our resolve to speed up our battle against the enemies
of the entire nation,” he said on the occasion of the funeral of Mian Rashid
Hussain here in Pabbi village on Sunday.

Mian Rashid Hussain, the lone son of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister
Mian Iftikhar Hussain, was killed by terrorists on Saturday.

Senator Khattak said that the entire nation was united against militancy and
they would soon be eradicated from the province. The terrorists, he said, were
on the run because the government had started aggressive campaign against them.

Federal Minister for Railways Ghulam Ahmad Bilour also visited the residence of
Mian Iftikhar and vowed that ANP would not allow anyone to take law into his

Senior Provincial Minister Bashir Ahmad Bilour said on the occasion that
activists and leaders of ANP rendered countless sacrifices while fighting
against militancy. “Martyrdom of our children strengthens our campaign to wipe
out terrorists from the province and allow Pakhtuns to live in peace,” he told

President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Afghan President
Hamid Karzai, PML-N chief Mian Nawaz Sharif, Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq
Parvez Kayani, governor Owais Ahmad Ghani, former chairperson of Human Rights
Commission of Pakistan Asma Jehangir, former president Pervez Musharraf and the
chief ministers of Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan condemned the killing of Mian
Rashid and urged the people to stand up against militancy.

They appreciated the courage and bravery shown by the ANP and especially Mian
Iftikhar Hussain. They said that militancy was a problem of the whole world.
They lauded ANP for successful military operation in Malakand.

Condoling with Mian Iftikhar by telephone, they condemned the brutal murder of
his son. “His blood would not go waste,” they said.

They also stressed the need for taking united stand against militancy and
assisting the ANP-led provincial government to help it in coping with the wave
of terrorism.