Gilgit - Baltistan

Three districts of N.As declared sensitive

GILGIT, Dec 29: Inspector General Police Northern Areas, Khurshid Alam on Monday said three districts had been declared sensitive during the month of Muharram and foolproof security measures had been taken to avert any untoward incident in the region.Talking to mediamen he said there were 96 Imambarghs only in Gilgit and said Gilgit, Sakrdu and Astor had been identified as sensitive districts.

He said police would perform Muharram duties in collaboration with Northern Areas Scouts and Punjab Rangers.

He said police besides increasing patrolling had set up several control rooms in the area to monitor the gatherings.

Regarding progress in gruesome murder of director agriculture Abdul Waheed and four of his relatives he said external hands could not be ruled out because Gilgit-Baltistan but the police had arrested the persons nominated in the FIR. He some more people had been taken into police custody and the vehicle used by the culprits traced.

IG said six investigation teams had been constituted and they were moving in right direction and assured that police would not come under pressure and real culprits would be brought to justice.

He said prosecution section has been instructed to improve their performance and yield desired results. He said during the Muharram power supply would not be disrupted and said public should immediately inform Police if it goes off.

He said on the reports that terrorist might target high profile personalities and Police have adopted precautionary measures. He sought cooperation of Public and Press in maintaining peace.

He said religious scholars and Ulema had played great role in pacifying the mounting tension in the area.

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