PESHAWAR: President Awami National Party (ANP), Asfandyar Wali Khan has said that Shaheed Bashir Ahmad Bilour was a character that achieved martyrdom for the cause of motherland and represented true face of ANP by his unmatched sacrifice.

In a statement issued on death anniversary of Bashir Bilour here Thursday, he said that sacrifice of Bashir Bilour and our thousands of workers defines the policy of ANP and philosophy of its leadership.

Recalling sacrifices of party workers for peace, he said that unparalleled services of ANP for the country would not go in vain and always be remembered. He said that ANP is the party that is working abiding by the non-violence that was preached by our great leader, Baacha Khan.

Asfandyar said that ANP is against violence and deemed negotiations the only option available to resolve issues adding implementation on National Action Plan is needed to wipe out menace of militancy from the country.

He said that ANP would not desist from its resolve for the survival of the country and countrymen. He said that Pakhtuns are peace loving people and would always strive for the establishment of lasting peace in the area.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2018