Gilgit, January 21: Leaders and workers of eight political parties attended a conference called by the GB government, in the wake of target killings in Gilgit city.
PMLN Chief Organizer, Hafiz Hafeez ur Rehman, put the blame on lack of resources, more than anything. He said that the police force in Gilgit is smaller in number and under equipped. He also drew comparisons between different parts of GB to show that in view of the law and order situation more resources need to be provided to the police department in Gilgit.
Demanding more action from head of the provincial government, Hafeez asked Mehdi Shah to not fire ‘plastic projectiles (misssiles)’. He urged the CM to stop relying on newspaper statements and concentrate more on actions for better governance.
Most of the speakers endorsed the views presented by Hafeez ur Rehman. The speakers also demanded ban on usage of private guards and open exhibition of arms.
MLA Mirza Hussain said that the Peace Jirga could not function effectively because of inclusion of bureaucrats in the system.