PESHAWAR : Awami National Party senior leader and former federal minister for railways Haji Ghulam Bilour on Wednesday warned to nominate the army chief, chief justice, president, and chief election commissioner if any attack was carried out against his family and ANP leadership in the future.

"Security is not an issue, but the situation should be tackled through coordinated and joint efforts. Attacks cannot deter our resolve to fight terrorists at any level," Bilour said while talking to media persons.

Flanked by party’s secretary information, Malik Ghulam Mustafa, Haroon Bilour, Ghanzanfar Bilour and other leaders, Bilour said intentions of forces carrying out attacks on ANP leaders were crystal clear that they wanted to prevent them from contesting elections. "I firmly convey to terrorists that the ANP will not be intimidated by their attacks and would fully participate in the polls,” he added.

Bilour told the media the Awami National Party central body was convening a meeting on Thursday (today) at the federal capital, Islamabad, in which he would give a suggestion to leaders to nominate President Zardari, Chief of Army Staff Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry and Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G Ebrahim as main accused in FIR, in case more ANP leaders or members were targeted.

Bilour expressed profound sorrow over losses of precious lives in Tuesday’s suicide attack on a party corner meeting. He offered the Talibans to kill him instead of targeting innocent civilians.

Bilour, ANP’s election candidate from NA-1, said he would also put name of those political parties in FIRs that were not condemning attacks on ANP leaders.

He said it was a matter of grave concern that certain forces wanted to prevent them from participating in the elections to serve their indiscriminate aims.

"We do not want such security steps, in which innocent civilians and police officials are being targeted and killed," Bilour remarked while adding that the ultimate solution to the scourge of terrorism was that the government and all the political parties carried out joint efforts and prided conducive environment for polling.

He repeatedly said extremist forces would not succeed in their cowardly mission, aimed at preventing their participation in election race. He maintained they would fully participate in the elections. “We have been fighting a war for integrity and protection of the Constitution and establishment of peace,” he asserted.

Bilour also said Islam forbids killing of one Muslim by hands of the other Muslim. “Those forces involved in un-Islamic practices do not belonging to any religion, or creed. Why Ulema are showing silence on this issue, and not raising any voice against them, he questioned.

"We are Muslims, and attacking us by labeling as a secular force is totally unjustified," he said. “This is a not a good deal; if the Talibans want to come to power, then they should take part in the elections,” he said.

Bilour also condemned the attack on ANP leader Farooq Khan, party’s district vice-president and candidate for PK-17 constituency as well as coordinator of ANP chief Asfandyar Wali Khan's election campaign.

Bilour also told the media that Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, President Asif Ali Zardari, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif, former Punjab chief minister Shabaz Sharif and Fazlur Rehman had expressed grief and sorrow over Tuesday’s attack on ANP central president over the phone.