Gilgit-Baltistan:Enhanced Security Measures for KKH

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GILGIT (Dawn): Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Wednesday said that deployment of police and Frontier Constabulary (FC) had been enhanced to ensure security of passengers traveling at Karakoram Highway (KKH).

Addressing a joint press conference with Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Syed Mehdi Shah, he condemned the Kohistan firing incident and said those indulged in this heinous act, have been traced out and would be exposed within a few days.

He said the terrorists had not attacked some people but they have attacked on the integrity of Pakistan.

Malik, who also held meetings with different Ulema, said GB Scouts have been authorised police powers to ensure peace and security of people.

Expressing thanks to Ulema for their cooperation after the incident, he said some elements were trying to create chaos but they will not succeed in their negative designs.

The minister said President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, entire federal cabinet and people of Pakistan were grieved on the unfortunate incident and expressed sympathies with the bereaved families.

Malik said he would also meet all religious scholars of the area so that steps could be taken for peace in GB.

He said families of the victims would be financially supported by federal as well as GB government.

Syed Mehdi Shah thanked federal government for taking prompt action to trace out the criminals and asked people to remain calm as the joint investigation team has been working hard to probe the incident.

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