by: Zulfiqar Ali Khan
Hunza, Jan 15: The renowned youth activist and Senior Vice President of People Youth Organization (PYO) Hunza chapter lost his life in a deadly accident at College Road Aliabad, Hunza. According to police sources the accident took place last night at around 8 pm due to brake failure of the Suzuki car near Aliabad, Boys College. Ejaz Gilgiti; President PYO and Riaz Ahmed; PYO activist has got critical injuries in this accident. Those injured were shifted to CMH Gilgit after first aid at Aga Khan Health Center, Aliabad Hunza. Thousands from all over Hunza participated in the funeral ceremony of the deceased this morning in his native village Aliabad.
Liaqat was the member of Union Council from Aliabad and for some time also served as the Chairman Union Council Aliabad.
According to sources the accident took place when PYO youth activists were gathering in Aliabad in order to make a raid on a flour mill in Hassanabad Hunza blamed to smuggle and black market the local quota flour to other areas. The sources said that PYO caught a vehicle with about 100 bags of quota flour illegally smuggled to Upper Hunza.
The President of PPP Hunza chapter Fida Karim and General Secretary Karimullah Baig has regarded the demise of Liaqat as a great loss for the people of Hunza. They extended their condolences to the bereaved family. They said he played a great role in creating harmony among Shia Ithnaashri and Ismaili during Aashoora in Hunza. They said, he was organizing youth in order to develop a pressure and check and balance on different government departments, hospitals, schools in order to properly serve the local community.