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Violence on the campaign trail

11 5 26

TUESDAY’S suicide blast in Peshawar that claimed some 20 lives has brought Pakistan face to face with a reality that many of us have been too timid to confront: the run-up to polls in this country can be a dangerous phase for politics and can slow down campaigning. The dead included the ANP’s Haroon Bilour, whose father was killed in a similar attack in 2012.

That the horrifying attack took place as Mr Bilour was canvassing is proof that we are not yet rid of the militant elements that had held us hostage for a number of years. The incident exposes the lack of adequate safety measures for politicians in general — especially........

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