GILGIT: Concern over law and order situation
18 February 2004
GILGIT: The Northern Areas Legislative Council (NALC) cabinet, which met here under the chairmanship of Northern Areas deputy chief executive Fida Mohammad Nashad on Wednesday , expressed its concern over the deteriorating law and order situation in Gilgit and Diamer districts of the region. 'The fatal incident of Gilgit in which a youth, Ilyas Karim, 20, was killed in Chilmis Das land dispute on Feb 12 and a blast in an Imambargah in Nagaral that injured five worshippers and that of another incident in Diamer in which at least six SAP schools were either exploded or burnt to ashes by mobs are deplorable,' the cabinet remarked. Mr Nashad said two separate inquiry committees had been set up to probe into the incidents and would submit their findings very soon. The cabinet taking serious exception to the incidents directed the Northern Areas administration and the law enforcement agencies to take special measures for safety of lives and property of the people. It appealed to the people to help the law enforcement agencies in their efforts for maintaining law and order in the region, specially during the month of Muharram.