Gilgit - Baltistan

[Pictorial] Gilgit during the curfew break

Today the residents of Gilgit city had the liberty to walk out of their houses for two hours. The authorities had relaxed the curfew from 3 to 5 O’clock, during which the residents of Gilgit rushed to the markets to purchase edible and non-edible items. There was a lot of rush on shops selling LPG Gas Cylinders and edible items.

The people of Gilgit city, approximately 150,000 in numbers, have been confined to their houses since April 3, when the government authorities called in Pakistan Army to bring the deteriorated law and order situation into control. Up to 13 people were killed and around 60 injured on April 3rd when some people belonging to the Shia and Sunni groups clashed after a grenade exploded at a protest rally organized by the Tanzeem Ahl-e-Sunnat wal Jamat.

Pamir Times’ senior  volunteer reporter, Asghar Khan, drove through some part of the Gilgit Bazar today. These photographs can give you an idea about the current situation on ground.

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  1. I hope the people of Gilgit wil have peace very soon. My wife and I enjoyed the summer in GB last year very much anh whish you all the best!

    I hope the situation normalises and I can return, togetehr with many tourists, climbers and trekkers from Europe.

    Good luck, all the best.

    The Trekking Dutchman

    1. Thank you Dutchman for your kind wishes..your moral support gives us strength and hope.I urge every one pleas pray for the peace of GB.

  2. Ya Allah! please bring peace back to our motherland. Aameen..!

    Ya Allah! please bring mercy back to the hearts of our people for each other.

    Ya Allah! please bless us with patience, tolerance and love for each other.

    Ya Allah! give our youth and elders the courage to root out the menace of hatred and tension from GB and other parts of Pakistan.

    Ya Allah! bless our youth with an emotion to preach for unity, peace and prosperity in GB and other parts of Pakistan.

    “Ya Allah! hamaari pur ijz dua’ayain apnay Nabi e Aakhir Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam kay sadqay, Ahl e Baith kay sadqay or Sahaba e Karam kay sadqay, khulfayay raashideen kay sadqay, aima e karam kay sadqay or auliyay karaam kay sadqay, hamari gunahoon ko bakhsh day or hamaari dharthi Gilgit-Baltistan or Pakistan may aman or salaamathi naseeb farma” Aameen…Yaa Rab-bil-Aalameen..!

    Mehmood Hunzai

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