Hunza, May 13: Thousands of people from Hunza and Nagar participated in the funeral-in-absentia of late Dr. Agha Jan in Aliabad, Hunza. The protesters passed a resolution demanding death for the killer within 72 hours otherwise, they said, the peaceful protest might turn into a violent agitation. The speakers termed Dr. Agha Jan’s death as a case of target killing and criticized the role of local administration, agencies and other government machineries. The speakers called the murder of a doctor as the murder of the entire humanity. Ghulam Muhammad, leader PPP, Baba Jan, Organizer Progressive Youth Front, Ikramullah Baig, leader Gilgit Baltistan Alliance, Bilal, President Contractors Association, and other community notables were among the main speakers.
According to rumors father of the arrested killer was released recently after spending 14 years in jail on charges of killing 3 people. This also makes the situation vague and people are suspecting involvement of hidden hands behind the murder of Dr. Agha Jan.
Meanwhile, the dead body of late Dr. has been buried in Gilgit in presence of the bereaved family and a large number of community members. The funeral ceremony was performed in Center Jamat Khana Gillgit. Chief Secretary, Chief Executive, Home Secretary and other high Government officials were also present in the funeral ceremony. Alwaiz Fida Ali, on behalf of the family and community of Gilgit-Baltistan has demanded from the Government official to find out the hidden hands behind the murder and immediately hang the culprits.
Some circles, while condemning this cold blooded murder in the strongest terms, are also worried about active involement of the political forces in this agitation. They hold that the event might be over politicized by certain elements, which they fear, would be detrimental for the region’s harmony and progress.