DIAMER: At least 12 schools were set on fire by unidentified attackers late Thursday night in Gilgit-Baltistan's Diamer district.
Initial reports revealed that at least six school were all girls educational institutes situated in Diamer's Chilas area. The school attacked include Royini Girls School, Takya Girls School, one school each in Hodur and Thor neighbourhoods and three all-girl schools in Darel division, Giyal village and Khanbanri. Another two schools were torched in Gali Bala and Gali Payen.
After launching an inquiry into the incident, the local law-enforcement forces initiated a search operation. IG Gilgit Baltistan Sanaullah Abbasi and Force Commander of Northern Areas Major-General Saqib Mehmood also arrived in Chilas.
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The school attacked were under-construction, said Commissioner Diamer Division Abdul Waheed Shah. He added that the authorities were examining damage to the buildings.
Taking notice of the incident, Chairman of the Senate Committee for Interior Affairs, Rehman Malik sought a report from Chief Secretary Gilgit-Baltistan and demanded LEAs to arrest those responsible at the earliest.