Saturday, April 28, 2012

Curfew in Gilgit city lifted, mobile service restored after 25 days

Gilgit: The government has decided to lift curfew in the capital city and restore mobile service in the entire region after 25 days on Satureday.

Section 144 was imposed in Gilgit city and mobile service in the region was suspended after bloody sectarian clashes in Gilgit and Chilas on April 3.

The decision to end the curfew was taken in a high level meeting presided by federal minister of interior Rehman Malik in Islamabad. Chief Minister Mehdi Shah also attended the meeting.

Authorities of security agencies briefed the participants about the on going law and order situation of Gilgit.

Addressing to the meeting Rehman Malik claimed that peace had been restored in the capital of Gilgit Baltistan and with the consultation of regional government and security agencies it had been decided to end the 25 days long curfew in the city.

Rehman Malik said that religious scholars would be taken on board for promotion of religious harmony in the area.

Report by Ali Hassan

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