Gilgit, September 25: A parliamentary delegation comprising of 11 sub-committee members of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Human Rights met religious leaders, members of the Masajid Board, government officials and media representatives in Gilgit today. The standing committee members included MNA Kashmala Tariq, Yasmeen Rehman, NIsar Tanveer, Samina Mushtaq, Fozia Habib, Dr. Resh Kumar, Jamila Gilani, Jawad Hussain and Sameera Yasir and MNA Riaz Fatyana.
Chairman of the sub committee of National Assembly’s Comittee on Human Rights, Riaz Fatyana, told the media at the Chief Secretary office that the murder of people in Kohistan, Chilas and Naran on sectarian grounds is a gross violation of human rights. “We are very much concerned about the issue and we have come here to know the ground realities and to identify those who are involved in these killings”, he said..
Fatyana also said that they want to ascertain the reasons behind the administration’s failure to curb the menace of sectarian violence. He said that GB was the most peaceful part of Pakistan but now the law and order situation has deteriorated. He also said that the region’s economy has collapsed and the tourism industry is destroyed.
He said that efforts are being made to suggest measures and strategies that can able the government and administration to ensure lasting peace in the region. He said that the Pakistani parliament is conerned about the situation in Gilgit-Baltistan and they are seriously trying to ensure safety of the lives of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan.
The delegation will stay in Gilgit on Tuesday also.