As Benazir Bhutto’s body was laid to rest, like all over Pakistan and Occupied Kashmir protests broke out across Northern Areas. In this regard a complete strike and procession was observed on December 28 in Hunza to pay tribute to Benazir Bhutto. All the educational, business, financial, government and semi-government institutions remained closed and all kinds of traffic also remained jam on KKH. Processions were taken out from various parts of Gojal, Shinaki and Central Hunza.
Later the protesters gathered at College Chowk Aliabad and blocked the traffic whole the day. They offered funeral-in-absentia for the departed soul of Benazir Bhutto. The procession was attended by people from all walks of life and political leaning to express their anguish and protest the recent brutal killing of PPP chairperson Benazir Bhutto. Traders and the educated segment of the society expressed complete solidarity with PPP activists and joined PPP hands to mourn this ghastly tragedy. Activists chanted slogans in favour of Late Benazir and Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and demanded to trace out the real culprits of the incident. Wazir Baig, Former member NALC, Ghulam Muhammad, Senior leader PPP, Lal Hussain, Aziz Jan, Chairman UC and many other party leaders and notables spoke over the protest. They expressed deep sorrow over the brutal tragedy and offered tribute to the PPP leader who they said stood for democracy and uplift of the masses. The speakers praised the contribution of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto to abolish the Mirdom in Hunza and free the local people from taxes and other oppresses. They said that Benazir was a hope for a Secular Pakistan and promised to work on the mission of Late Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto.In Gojal there is a complete shutter down in Sost and Gulmit towns for 3 days to mourn the ghastly assassination of Benazir Bhutto. Hundreds of people from Passu to Shishkat demonstrated in Gulmit and Khyber to Misgar in Sost. All schools, shops, Sost Dry Port and other institutions are close for 3 days.
Fathia Khawani will be held on Sunday 30 in Aliabad, Hunza. People from Hunza and Nagar will participate in this event.