I am not an ANP sympathizer nor a supporter, but the courage, determination and commitment that Bashir Ahmed Bilour showed in standing against the terrorists is commendable. There are many who faced milder and similar security risks, or revenge attacks, but chose to run away and seek refuge in other countries, and have opted to stay there, acquiring foreign nationalities.

We may differ with policies of the political party to which Bashir Bilour belonged, but credit must be given where it is due. He was a man who believed in what he said; he walked his talk, and died like a brave fighter. May Allah grant eternal peace to him.

MALIK TARIQ ALI,

Lahore, December 25.