Security agencies failed to arrest the culprits behind the killing of three people in the city, which worsened law and order of the city besides leading to the suspension of mobile services across GB. Failing to bring peace to the city, officials of the GB government have started holding external forces responsible for the tense situation in the city, with one politician saying that an “international game is being played in GB.”
According to reports, demonstrations were at several places across GB against the killing of three people in Gilgit that prompted fears of the escalation of sectarian clashes. The angry protestors chanted slogans against the government of GB.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sayed Mehdi Shah has issued warning to what he said were elements trying to destabilize the peace in the area, saying such elements would be dealt in with force. He hinted that security forces have been authorized to handle all such elements with force. He also called upon people of the region to stay calm and don’t give in to the conspiracies being hatched by outside forces and extremists.
Mobile phone services continue to remain suspended across GB and in Gilgit city, schools, colleges and the Karakoram International University also remained closed. People in Gilgit city are reportedly facing food shortage in wake of the tense situation of the city.
Authorities said the government of GB is making efforts to take ulemas on-board to reinstate peace in the area.