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Chilas not acceptable as divisional headquarters: Sheikh Hifazat

Graphic illustration of the promised third administrative division in Gilgit - Baltistan

Asim Iqbal

March 11: Expressing concerns on the reports that Chilas is likely to be the headquarters of new Diamar division, Sheikh Hifazat, Chief of Astore  chapter of Anjuman Imamia has said that such a decision will not be acceptable. He has warned that the people of Astore will launch agitation if Chilas is made the division headquarters.

“Chilas is not safe for the people of Asotre and we will not accept any such decision”, the Shia leader has reportedly warned.

“Activities of banned organizations are continuing in the Astore region and their flags have been  hoisted at public places but district administration is not taking any step to check these activities”, he blamed.

“Some people of Astor are involve in the murder of Agha Zia ud Din but they are at large in spite of their identification”, he added.

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