Gilgit, April 10: Thirty four hostages, including two officials of the Hunza – Nagar district administration, were freed today and handed over to the GB administration by the Ulema and social leaders of Nagar Valley. The 34 people had been abducted from different parts of the district by enraged people in retaliation to the killings of innocent travelers. Background negotiations were going on for almost a week, to ensure safety and security of the hostages.
Public circles have hailed the peaceful gesture by the people of Nagar Valley. The role of clergy is being appreciated to ensure early release of the hostages.
It is pertinent to note that save for the two district officials, all the hostages belonged to Khyber-Pakhtunkhawa.