With reporting by Abdul Rehman Bukhari
Gilgit: Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman celebrated the Independence Day of Gilgit-Baltistan in Gilgit city. He visited the monument of the martyrs of Gilgit-Baltistan’s war of independence, laid floral wreath, and offered prayers for the martyrs, and for long life of the veterans who had turned out in large numbers on the invitation of the government.
Speaking to the media at the monument, the Chief Minister hailed the sacrifices of the freedom fighters. He added that the government has developed a plan to renovate and enhance the facilities available at the monument of martyrs. He said that significant funds have been allocated for the purpose.
He also said that the independence day celebrations will be held at the national level from now on. He said that after Chehlum, the celebrations will be held in different cities of the country.
Responding to a question, the Chief Minister said that his government has not arrested or filed charges against any political workers. He said that those arrested before his government are undergoing trials and they will get justice. He said that some “so-called nationalists” are worried because the government is taking all the issues of the region in a decisive manner. He said that his government will not register cases against political workers.