Karachi, December 2: Various incidents of attacks on students belonging to Gilgit – Baltistan have been reported during the past few days of ethnic terrorism, with at least three confirmed deaths, including that of Nasir Astori, in the Numaish Area, adjacent to Soldier Bazar.
The fair color of students from Gilgit – Baltistan makes them potential targets for harassment and attacks, while supporters of two ethno-political parties play havoc with lives of ordinary citizens in Karachi. Various organizations, including Northern Areas Students Association and Gilgit – Baltistan Union of Journalists, have condemned the indiscriminate attacks.
They have also cautioned the students to take extra precautionary measures, until the situation returns to normalcy. “This means staying indoors and not roaming in the streets without any urgent purpose”, a representative of NASA told Pamir Times.
In the mean while the public representatives at NALA have been asked to get in touch with leaders of the feuding parties and ensure safety of the students of Gilgit – Baltistan.