Aliabad/Skardu, March 3: Thousands of people took to the streets in Skardu in protest against brutal killing of commuters in Chilas. The protesters demanded action against the culprits and blasted the government and law enforcing agencies for failing to protect the commuters and citizens.
Diamer: Thousands also protested in Chilas, the headquarters of Diamer, after the news of violence in Gilgit reached there. Some of the protesters then stopped buses and put many of them on fire, while shooting at least nine passengers.
Hunza – Nagar: Protest demonstrations were also held in Hunza – Nagar to condemn the killing. Hundreds of people reached Aliabad Hunza to register their protest, grief and anger.
Astore: There are reports suggesting that thousands of people might come on the streets tomorrow in Astore to condemn the killings in Gilgit.
Law and order has been tightened across the region, according to official sources.