Samar Haroon Bilour
Spokesperson Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Samar Haroon Bilour, born on February 3rd, 1977 in Karachi, is a Pakistani Politician and currently a Member of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly from PK-78 Peshawar, Pakistan. She was born to a Political Family and her father, Irfanullah Marwat had been a member of the Sindh Assembly.
Early Life and Education:
She was born in Karachi and got her early education there. She completed her O-Levels from Convent of Jesus and Mary school Karachi and A-Levels from The Lyceum Karachi. She was married to (Late) Haroon Bilour Shaheed (Ex-Spokesperson of the Awami National Party) in 1995 and shifted to Peshawar. She lived in Peshawar as a House-wife for 13 years. In 2009, the house of the then Senior Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and her Father-in-Law (Late) Bashir Bilour Shaheed was attacked with a rocket which made her to shift into Islamabad. Bashir Bilour Shaheed narrowly escaped two suicide attacks till that time. She has two Sons, Danyal Bilour and Bassim Bilour.
Samar Haroon Bilour wasn’t an active political worker of the Awami National Party (ANP) but her (Late) Husband was an active part of the Awami National Party (ANP). He was serving as a Provincial Spokesperson and remained Mayor Town-1 Peshawar in the 2005 Local Government Polls. Her Husband, Haroon Bilour, was assassinated in a suicide attack on July 10th, 2018 during a political gathering at Kohati Gate area of Peshawar ahead of General Elections 2018. Haroon Bilour (Shaheed) and 22 other workers of the Awami National Party lost their lives in the aforementioned suicide attack. After the assassination of Haroon Bilour Shaheed, she decided to contest the election from the same constituency – PK78 – and got elected with a margin of 4,500 votes against the candidate of the ruling party, Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf. She is the second elected woman Member of Parliament from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and first ever in the history of Peshawar. She is also serving as a Provincial Spokesperson of ANP, leading the Media team of the Party. She is currently the Chairperson of the the Standing Committee for Information Public Relationing of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. She is also a member of Public Health and Engineering and Local Government Standing Committees.
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