Gilgit, June 23: Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan, Syed Mehdi Shah, has opposed the decision of Federal Interior Minister, who had earlier today announced suspension of the Inspector General of Police and the Chief Secretary. Shah has said that the suspension and transfer of important officials at the initial stages of the investigation is not in the region’s interest.
He has also said in a press statement that if law and order can be improved by suspending officials, then the Chief Secretary and IG of Khyber-Pakhtunkhawa and Balochistan should also be suspended.
He said this while chairing a specially convened meeting of the regional government’s cabinet. During the meeting the leaders expressed dismay at the killing and condemned the heinous act of terrorism. They also termed the incident to be an effort to destabilize the relations of Pakistan with friendly countries.
He ordered the regional law enforcing agencies to chase the terrorists. He informed the cabinet that Gilgit-Batlistan Scouts, Rangers and Police are conducting a search operation in the region.
A special team was formed under the leadership of Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG Ali Sher, who commands respect among the people of Diamer district for his valor and professionalism, to nab the terrorists.