Gilgit: Thousands of people attended a peace rally organized by the Gilgit Youth Forum on Saturday. Participants carrying placards and banners raised slogans in favour of peace and condemned militancy, sectarianism and violence. Prominent leaders of Gilgit city including Maulana Attaullah Shahab, adviser to prime minister, GB Council member Amjad Hussain, GBLA deputy speaker Jamil Ahmed, PMLN leader Hafeezur Rehman, leader of the GB National Movement Abdul Wahid were among the participants.
The rally passed through the airport road and culminated at the Ittehad Chowk (aka Hunza Chowk), where leaders addressed the rally and called the people to come forward for peace.
It is pertinent to note that this was the first major peace rally in Gilgit attended by common citizens after the sectarian violence that led to imposition of a 25-days curfew in the city. People of GB have showered praises on the Gilgit Youth Forum for bringing the people out of their homes and raising voice against militancy and sectarian hatred.
Photographs Courtesy: Mushtaq Hussain Khan