Six people were killed in a bomb blast near an ANP rally in Quetta. There is a well-planned conspiracy going on in Pakistan to marginalise moderate forces like the ANP and the Pakistan People Party to make way for extremist political parties.

I salute the workers and supporters of the ANP who have suffered so much at the hands of terrorists but continue to stand, and raise their voice, against such forces.

Zulfiqar Gul

Islamabad, July17.