Ten men detained by Chinese immigration officials in Tashkurgan on Nov. 9 have requested the GB government for help to get them released, according to reports.
The men, all hailing from different parts of GB, were held while they were traveling to China via the Khunjerav pass in a public transport vehicle. Reports suggest that the Chinese immigration officials were suspicious about two of the men, so they arrested everyone traveling in the vehicle, alleging that they all belong to the same group.
The detainees were reportedly held in a security barrack for 10 days and then transferred to a local hotel. The detainees, who have claimed that Chinese officials have confiscated their travel documents, have now contacted Speaker Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) Fida Muhammad Nashad for help.
According to Mr. Nashad, Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez ur Rehaman has assured the detainees of his full support and help in making their return possible.