Gilgit, October 22: In a bid to provide security to Chinese workers at the Karakoram Highway, Northern Areas and Gilgit Police expelled 300 suspected people from the area and confiscated 450 non-custom paid vehicles, a police officer in Gilgit was quoted by a private TV channel as saying on Tuesday.
The officer said the step had been taken to protect hundreds of Chinese workers and engineers undertaking development work at the highway from terrorism. Sources told Online that the action had been taken after two Chinese engineers were abducted from Swat valley. Giligit Police Superintendent Ali Sher told the channel that only those people had been expelled who had neither a special order from the Home Department nor any identity documents. People having proof of registration cards, identity cards or passports can stay in Gilgit and adjacent areas, he added.