2 killed in reaction to Shia killings in Gilgit: Sources

Prime minister orders PAF to run C-130 flights from Islamabad-Rawalpindi to Gilgit and Skardu.


Our Correspondent August 18, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Two truck drivers were killed in Nagar’s Chalt valley of Gilgit-Baltistan in reaction to the massacre of 19 Shia passengers, sources told The Express Tribune by phone from Gilgit. One of the victims was identified as Muhammad Ishaque from Mohmand Agency.

A sepoy of the Rangers was also shot and injured in Gilgit, Daily Express/Express News correspondent Shakoor Azam told The Express Tribune.

In a related development, Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf called G-B Chief Minister Mehdi Shah and expressed grief over the incident in Naran.

Ashraf ordered Pakistan Air Force (PAF) authorities to operate C-130 flights to Gilgit and Skardu to help transport passengers stranded in Islamabad and Rawalpindi, enabling them to celebrate Eidul Fitr with their families.

Hundreds of passengers, including women and children, have been stranded in the twin cities as public and private transport was suspended following the killing of 19 passengers in Babusar.

COMMENTS (14)

Omer farooq | 9 years ago | Reply

Please clearify if all sunnis like SSP- LASHJARR JANGVI? By doing this you guys would make the number game very easy for SHIAS. Because it seems like a number game directed by RIYAD-SAUDI ARABIA and approved by GHQ-islamabad.. Btw just a reminder for sunni brothers that gilgat baltistan is still just ANNEXED with pakistan. Its still not part of Pakistan, u might not beleive it but research it.

Najabat Ali | 9 years ago | Reply

My Dear Brothers n Sisters, Plz do not relate the killing of shias in Naran with the killings of Sunnis in Karachi. U need to be neutral to understand the fact that the enemies of shias n sunnis are common. The people who were killed in Karachi were the active members of banned organisations Supah-e-Sahaba, Lashkar-e-Jangvi, Lashkar-e-Tayyaba etc who who r basically the sub groups of terrorist group Teheek-e-Taliban. These groups were involved in the attacks on Pak Rangers in Karachi. It is the need of the time to understand the fact that terrorist is terrorist, he does't have any religion n sect. Terrorist should be treated terrorist nothing else. Shias n Sunnis r brothers n we need to b united with others as well. We must show unity against terrorism n talibanization in Pakistan.

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