Awami National Party (ANP) President Asfandyar Wali Khan said on Wednesday that the party will continue to campaign for the upcoming General Election 2018.

He remarked this a day after 20 people, including party leader Haroon Bilour, were killed in suicide explosion in Peshawar. The suicide attack occurred during a party corner meeting in Yakatoot neighbourhood of Peshawar.

He added that ANP will resume campaigning after a three-day mourning and peaceful protest. However, the party’s main focus is to become victorious in the elections.

He said, "We have to contest elections and win now."

While talking about the suicide attack, he said, "these are terrorists we are dealing with. You can’t compare umpires with terrorists. The main problem is that they [Taliban] know who all of us are but we don’t know about them."

He stated that instead of attacking them from the back, their rivals should go head-to-head against them. 

The deceased ANP leader Haroon Bilour was set to contest the July 25 elections from Peshawar's PK-78 constituency.