ISLAMABAD: The chief secretary of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) hopes for a breakthrough in the case of the murder of 10 foreign tourists in seven days time as more evidence has been found and four suspects have been arrested, reported Express News.
The chief secretary briefed the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign affairs during a special meeting on Monday. According to him, the alleged perpetrators have been involved in similar sectarian attacks in the past.
According to eyewitnesses, the foreign tourists and their Pakistani cook were tied up before they were killed and then documented on video.
Despite a lapse of over three weeks since the incident happened, there is limited success as far as the arrest of the culprits is concerned. As police had earlier identified 16 alleged suspects involved in the gruesome murder of foreign trekkers, only four have so far been nabbed and the rest still remain at large.
Ten foreign tourists and their Pakistani cook were killed on June 23 at the base camp of Nanga Parbat in G-B. The victims included three Ukrainians, two Slovakians, two Chinese, one Lithuanian, one Nepali and one Chinese-American.