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Asad Zaidi, deputy speaker NALA shot dead in Gilgit

GILGIT, April 20: Gunmen killed Deputy Speaker of the Northern Area Legislative Assembly Syed Asad Zaidi in an attack on Park link road here on Monday.

The deputy speaker was injured seriously when the gunmen ambushed his official vehicle. He was taken to the DHQ hospital where he died.

Duty officer in the hospital told Dawn that Mr Zaidi was operated upon but his life could not be saved.

Another person accompanying the deputy speaker was also killed in the attack.

Deputy Inspector General of Police Col (retd) Farman Ali said the Rangers and police had started search looking for culprits. [Courtesy DAWN]

23 thoughts on “Asad Zaidi, deputy speaker NALA shot dead in Gilgit

  1. The killinh is most unfortunate. At a time when our area is relatively peaceful from the rest of the country, such attacks will only stoke the fires which will engulf us all one day…………….

  2. State terrorism and act of pusillanimity. Please people are all folk come forward and stand-up in front of culprits and traitors. UNDERSTAND THE RESPONSIBILIES OF CONSCIOUS BEING AND CONDENM state apparatus which linked to terrorism.

    KK….

  3. it is pity, every one at all rank, religion should strongly condemn, zaidi’s killing is brutalities. Dose the virus of terrorism is spreading over there or already the sitting ones playing there role? what is happening in the country? who will deal with this muderous activies?
    To integrate “real” Muslims into our societies will prove as an illusion. Over the generations we will see this as a fundamentalist “Muslim Trojan Horse” being implanted into our secular societies that eventually will destroy our values, our life-styles and finally our societies from inside . . . and this apart from the terrorist dangers created by some, which are signaling as zaidi’s killing…rt?

  4. Is the Big Great game started.
    It seems We need more care and united otherwise things seem going towards negative
    Nazir

  5. Mr. Aa/sad Zaidi was a real leader in his region. It is big loss for our society.I am really sorry for Pakistan.I think that talibanization is trying to expand their activities in this region.But the peacefull people of this region will not allow this terrorists to be successfull.The problem of our country is the lack of education, weak and corrupt poitical and judicial system.We need a revolution by the people to remove all corrupt system from the country and to punish the corrupt political and army and judicial bodies. To have a healthy and positive society,there is a lot of responsiblities on the government, media and parents to make aware the society.becuase the corruption is not running in our blood.

  6. we condemn the killing of Asad Zaidi depty speaker NALA… it is mischieveous act by the terrorists.

  7. this is enough and much much more……., we really condemn the act and strongly demond for a committee to investigate the murder of Mr zaidi. it is a very cruel act of conspirator who dont want development in our area. he was the only leader of N.areas.

  8. Gilgit has become the Guantanamo Bay of this region where dogs are released to “treat” prisoners and…… prisoners wonder why this treat?
    and ask aren’t we Pakistanis?

  9. This is really a big terrorist act. The people of this area is already suffering lot of problems and have lot of hurdles. This area is despite struggled by their own and got freedom and then request to affiliate with Islamic Republic of Pakistan at their own discretion, they didn’t got their moral, democratic, social, legal, human and real rights from the first day. Now, upto some extent when the people of this area is start getting rights but at a minimum level, some powers that may be global or domestic is trying to destabilise this process. sometimes by engaging the people in sectarian war and some times in any other issues. The killing of Syed Asad Zaidi is also a part of that game. Some times they targeted a sunni figure and some times a Shia figure, this is just to disturb the peaceful atmosphere of this area which is really looks like a part of heaven. Now the responsibility of this area becomes very much high. They really have to bust this type of conspiracies by unity, faith and discipline. All the people of Northern areas either they are Sunni or Shia, Balti or Shina, Buroshiski or Wakhi or any other, they have to show their unity, they have to vipe off the influence of these negative elements from this area. Other wise all the negative elements will gather in this area and could make this area unsafe and disturb. So, I request the people of this area to show their UNITY, and the Govt. to take strong action against those who challenges the authority of the Govt. and let people feel safe and secure, and don’t let the negative elements make this area hell. Please, give the democratic rights to this area and the people as well.

  10. Dear Sir(s),
    The death of Mr. Zaida is undoubtedly a huge loss for the Northern Area and for the entire country. In the 1980’s I visited Pakistan, in fact all four provinces, two or three times a year in a peaceful and constructive period. I wish that the country will recover from the current challenges so as to be able to start its development course anew. Sincerely yours.
    Theodore van der Pluijm, Economist

  11. May Allah rest Zaidi’s soul in eternal peace.

    We condemn such terrorist attacks in our peaceful area.

    Gilgit is the fast growing market and the enemies of Gilgit/Baltistan want to stop it. They attacks on the leaders of both Shia and Sunni communities. Its time to understand the situation, otherwise, if started sectarian violence then it will be uncontorlled.

    Our people are very peaceful living with each other since centuries and they will understand the situation.

    May Allah help us all to understand, unite and cooperate each other, Aamin.

    “Unity is strength”

  12. It is an awful atc, the government should root out the barbarians and bring the culprits to justice.

    shahid ali

  13. i am deeply grifed on the said inccedint my all saympthies are with the graved family members, he was the true leader of all northern areas not only for baltistan

  14. Is’nt this a much similar story to the killing of three Baloch leaders few days back???

    Are the agencies now playing the same game with the people of NAs???

    Junaid

  15. We were extremely grieved to learn about the killing of Shaheed Syed Asad Zaidi and his accompany in Gilgit .On behalf of people of Gilgit & Baltistan we would like to convey our heartfelt grief and condolence and sympathy to their families and share in their grief and sorrow.

    We pray to Almighty Allah to bestow eternal peace on the departed soul and give courage to their families members and also to bear this irreparable loss with patience and fortitude. Ameen.

    We condemn to sabotage the peace of the North,They are anti Muslim and anti Pakistan. These are non locals , non Muslims and Non Pakistani. Government should keep eyes on Non local Visitors.If the Dupty Speaker of NALA is not safe how the common people given surety of safety of lives and property.

    Without any bias we would work together because we live and die together.We taken freedom from Dogra by all the contributors Of Gilgit & Baltistan people. Those create panic are anti of Gilgit & Baltistan people, anti of Islam and anti of Pakistan.

    Strongly request to Government authorities to open eyes and bring the culprits into custody. Sharif ullah from Ishkoman Valley

  16. I stromgly conden the killing onf the deputy speaker of the northern areas assembly Syed Asad Zaidi. I request the government to take sturn action against those who are involved in the killing of the speaker and bring them to justice. It is an act to creat ethnic and sectarian tenssion and I am susre tthat the people will allow the enemies to succeed. In the end I want to condole the grieved families on this sad demise and pray the almighty to lay the departed soul in peace.

    MUHAMAD MUSHTAQ ARIF KHAN
    FROM GHANCHE BALTISTAN

  17. I request the youth and public of all Northern Areas to kindly come togather and fight aginst those culprits who are effectiing our peaceful envirnoment no doubt it is a challange for and we all should joind hand togather should mobe up such elements from our regions as well as from our country.
    Mr Zaidi was a very competent leadear his loss is really a very huge loss for the all regions i extend my heartfelt condolence to his family members and i pray may Allah rest his soule in eternal peace. Aameen

    Ali Masud
    Montreal

  18. The death of Mr. Zaida is undoubtedly a huge loss for the Northern Area and for the entire country. In the 1980’s I visited Pakistan, in fact all four provinces, two or three times a year in a peaceful and constructive period. I wish that the country will recover from the current challenges so as to be able to start its development course anew. Sincerely yours.
    Theodore van der Pluijm, Economist

  19. The death of sayed asad zaidi is undoubtedly a huge loss of northern area and entire country
    he was my Ideal person in pakistan
    Ghulam ali parvi

  20. We the people of Baltistan strongly condemn the Assasination of Syed Asad Zaidi in Gilgit.He was a great politician and Scholar of Baltistan.He played a vital role for the progress of Baltistan,
    We demand that govt. should have to find out the criminals and punishb them.
    We pray that may his(Asad Zaidi) soul rest in peace.

  21. This is really a big terrorist act. The people of this area is already suffering lot of problems and have lot of hurdles. This area is despite struggled by their own and got freedom and then request to affiliate with Islamic Republic of Pakistan at their own discretion, they didn’t got their moral, democratic, social, legal, human and real rights from the first day. Now, upto some extent when the people of this area is start getting rights but at a minimum level, some powers that may be global or domestic is trying to destabilise this process. sometimes by engaging the people in sectarian war and some times in any other issues. The killing of Syed Asad Zaidi is also a part of that game. Some times they targeted a sunni figure and some times a Shia figure, this is just to disturb the peaceful atmosphere of this area which is really looks like a part of heaven. Now the responsibility of this area becomes very much high. They really have to bust this type of conspiracies by unity, faith and discipline. All the people of Northern areas either they are Sunni or Shia, Balti or Shina, Buroshiski or Wakhi or any other, they have to show their unity, they have to vipe off the influence of these negative elements from this area. Other wise all the negative elements will gather in this area and could make this area unsafe and disturb. So, I request the people of this area to show their UNITY, and the Govt. to take strong action against those who challenges the authority of the Govt. and let people feel safe and secure, and don’t let the negative elements make this area hell. Please, give the democratic rights to this area and the people as well.

    Naseem Shigri
    Islamabad

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