Gilgit, January 14: People from Skardu, Nagar and Astore have also died in the violence that spread in Gilgit. But nobody did the politics-of-dead-bodies in these regions. Violence and unrest is being spread in Gilgit – Baltistan as part of a conspiracy. The leaders of all segments of the society and the general public will have to play a positive role in curbing the violence.
These views were expressed by leaders of the Shia Ulema Council today while talking to the media. President of the Shia Ulema Council, Sheikh Mirza Ali, said that peace cannot be guaranteed if there is corruption and nepotism in the government departments.
Also present at the occasion were MLA Raziuddin Rizvi, MLA Didar Ali and Anjuman-e-Imamia President Faqeer Shah.
The leaders also said that opposing the governance package is not in the interest of Gilgit – Baltistan because it has been achieved after years of political struggle.
The Ulema Council also negated the impression that Mehdi Shah is Chief Minister of a particular sect. “He has been elected by the assembly, where all sects are represented”, the Council leaders said.
The leaders of Shia sect also said that the case of Agha Ziauddin Rizvi’s martyrdom is pending in the court for seven years and some forces are trying to exert undue pressure on the court to influence the proceedings in this case.