Gilgit-Baltistan:MQM Demands Urgent Steps to Restore Normalcy in GB

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KARACHI (DT): Co-ordination Committee of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has expressed concern over the law and order situation in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and demanded of the government to take urgent steps for restoring peace and order.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the committee said the situation in GB had been extremely tense for the past one week after the killings of innocent people in various violent incidents. People were besieged in their houses due to the imposition of curfew, and normal life was paralysed. It said that the failing law and order situation in GB was a cause of concern for the people of Pakistan. The MQM shared the grief and sorrow of the people of Gilgit on the senseless loss of lives. The committee appealed to Ulema of various schools of thought to play their role for restoring peace and bringing sectarian harmony in the area. The committee also appealed to President Zardari, PM Gilani, Interior Minister Rehman Malik and Chief Minister GB Syed Mehdi Shah to take serious notice of the situation prevailing in Gilgit. It further said that the elements responsible for bloodshed, violence and lawlessness should be identified and brought to book. staff report

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