Islamabad: The delegation discussed with the Federal Minister the prevailing law and order situation in Gilgit-Baltistan and emphasized the restoration of peace in the region. The members of the GB Council also put up some proposals to improve the situation in the region.
They demanded that the perpetrator of the Kohistan, Gilgit and Chilas incidents be immediately arrested and punished according to the law of the land. They also demanded the relaxation in the curfew so that people may be able to purchase their food and other needs of daily life. The delegation included Muhammad Ibrahim, Maulana Att-Ullah Shahab, Professor Ghlam Hussain Saleem, Wazir Abadit Ali and Saeed Afzal.
Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo, Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan agreed to the proposals of the delegation and said that restoration of peace and maintenance of law and order situation in the region will remain a challenge unless the criminal minds and hands involved in the incidents like that of Kohistan, Chilas and Gilgit are not apprehended and brought to the justice. He said that government is committed to restore peace in the region and every possible measure in this regard is taken.
The minister ensured the GB Council members that Korakurm highway will soon be opened for the public and goods transport so that supply and communication of Gilgit-Baltistan region can be restored, however, the safety of the passengers is of utmost importance.
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