Gilgit, September 11: My son was killed because we are fighting against the terrorists and terrorism. If I had 10 tens, I would have sacrificed all of them for the country. Terrorists want to push GB towards a civil war situation, which has failed because of the patience shown by the local communities. Khyber-Pakhtunkhawa has suffered more because of terrorism as compared to Gilgit – Baltistan.
These views were expressed by Mian Iftikhar Hussain, KP’s Information Minister, while talking to media today here in Gilgit. He had reached the city this morning to meet families of the people killed by terrorists in Kohistan in the month of February this year. He distributed cheques worth 300,000 rupees each among families of 14 victims.
He told the media that elaborate measures are being to taken ensure safety of passengers on the Karakoram Highway. He informed that a 120 members squad comprising of trained police personnel has been formed to provide protection to vehicles in the limits of KP. 150 trained people will be inducted in the force to ensure more security, he said.
Mian Iftikhar, whose young son was killed in a suicide attack a coupe of years back, said that the people will have to unite against the forces of terror and hate. He said that KP government will extend maximum support to GB for arresting the terrorists involved in Kohistan and Naran Valley massacre.
He also informed the media that four (04) terrorists allegedly involved in the Kohistan Carnage have been identified and efforts are underway to arrest them.”However, we are working to establish more posts along the KKH to provide maximum security to the passengers”, he said. He also informed that the GB government had requested for surveillance with the help of gunship helicopters, which will be considered by the government.
Responding to a question, he said that even if the entire police force of KP is deployed on the KKH it may not be possible to cover every nook and corner.