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This Muharram, Gilgit gives peace a chance


Taimur Shamil This Muharram, Sunnis from Gilgit city vowed to protect their Shia brethren during the mourning processions that take place annually at this time of the year. This decision was the outcome of a collaborative process on the community level.Several meetings were held at local administration offices, mosques and other neighborhood venues to spread the word of peace. A ...

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Army deployed in Hunza


The G-B government on Thursday deploys army in sensitive area of Hunza during Moharram. Chief Minister Hafeez Ur Rehman said that the authorities would ensure the security of Hunza. Section-144 might be imposed in to maintain law and order during Muharram 9 to 10. Earlier collision took place on 8th Muharram procession between participants of the Moharram march and police. ...

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Gilgit on high alert – Clerics banned from entering the region

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The government has imposed section 144 in Gilgit as Muharram approached. The move comes as several quarters in Gilgit Baltistan allege that militants of Tehreek e Taliban have warned to target Shia Community in Gilgit Baltistan during Muharram. According to sources, law enforcement agencies have banned religious clerics from outside Gilgit-Baltistan from entering the region until the end of Muharram. ...

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