Gilgit, January 9: Angry protesters continued the blockade of Karakuram Highway in Diamer District. The protesters have refused to open the road till resolution of their demands.
The protests started on Sunday against murder of one Abdul Wakil in Gilgit city.
The protesters have demanded that the murderer of Abdul Wakil should be hanged till death. They have also demanded that prominent Shia personalities, including CM Mehdi Shah, Justice Jafar Shah, MLA Razi Rizvi, MLA Deedar Ali and Major (r) Hussain Shah, to visit Chilas and assure the protesters that lives of the people will be protected in Gilgit.
The protesters have also rejected the governance package and demanded that a new province should be crafted which should include Kohistan and Chitral also.
The protesters have also demanded that the government should pay 3 million rupees to family of Abdul Wakil.
Thousands of commuters are suffering due to the blockade of Karakuram Highway.