Bang-e-Sahar [May 03-09], a weekly newspaper, has published a joint statement issued by Progressive Youth Front Hunza. According to Bang-e-Sahar leaders of the front including Baba Jan, Jan Alam, Zahoor Illahi, Irfan Karim and Farman Bahadur have said that prince Saleem is himself involved in terrorizing the Chinese officials of the Silk Route Dry Port, Sost. They have condemned the statements made by Saleem in which he labled the local peacefull protestors as threats to law and order situation in the regino. They have also said that cases were registered against Saleem by the local police with regards to physical assault on the Chinese officials but no progress has been made by the police officials.
They have also blamed Eman Shah and Shehbaz Khan, members of District Council Gilgit from Shinaki and Gojal, respectively, saying that the two were trying to create rows between the people of Shinaki and Gojal to further their own interests.
The youth of Hunza, they have said, are trying to unite for raising collective voice for political identity of Gilgit-Baltistan but vested interests are working against unity in the region.