Protesters attack Gulmit Police Station, officials flee
PT Report (Updated)
Gulmit/Shishkat/Sost: People have attacked the Gulmit Police Station and smashed all the windows and doors of the building, while also destroying the furniture and other fixtures. The police officials have left the station and escaped.
Local social and political leaders have intervened and stopped the protesters from putting the building alight.
Hundreds of people had gathered in Shishkat, Gulmit, Hussaini and Sost, villages of Gojal Hunza, to protest against the terrorism of police in Aliabad town of Central Hunza, in which one person was killed, and four more were injured.
The person killed in the incident has been identified as Sher Ullah Baig (Sheru), 50, hailing from Ayeenabad, Gojal, Hunza. He was, reportedly, a retired soldier of Pakistan Army. His son is also, reportedly, in critical condition.
Protesters in Shishkat have, reportedly, blocked the dammed Hunza River for boat traffic. Authorities in Sost have also also closed down the Dry Port for indefinite period.
“Hundreds of people have gathered in Gulmit and they are chanting slogans against the government and district administration”, an eye-wtiness told Pamir Times
Gilgit: Hundreds of people in Zulfiqarabad locality of Gilgit city took to the street, burning tyres in protest, and chanting slogans against the police and GB government. The main Shahra-e-Qauid-e-Azam has been blocked by the protesters since 1 O’clock in the afternoon, till posting of this report.
The protesters are expressing their rage against the government and demanding action against the district administration of Hunza – Nagar and the police officials, as well as public representatives.
Speakers in Gilgit have harshly criticized Mehdi Shah sarkar for failing to reign in the police.
It is pertinent to note that a couple of months back police had opened fire on flood affected protesters of Khainar Village, in Diamer Valley, injuring two and arresting many, while they were demanding restoration of electricity supply for their flood-ravaged village.
Nasirabad: According to reports protesters in Nasirabad (Hindi) village of Shinaki Hunza have blocked the Karakuram Highway in protest against the the terrorism of police in Aliabad, Hunza.