Three dead in Gilgit unrest, mobile services suspended

Published: December 18, 2013
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An old image showing Gilgit town. PHOTO: SHABBIR MIR

An old image showing Gilgit town. PHOTO: SHABBIR MIR

GILGIT: Mobile services were suspended in Gilgit early Wednesday morning after the death toll from incidents of violence reached three.

Fear and panic have gripped the area since Monday because of the killings.

The residents of the area are also facing trouble with accessing internet, however, no government official could be reached for confirmation due to communication problems.

Deputy Commissioner Shahbaz Tahir told The Express Tribune that security forces are working on a plan to curb violence and the suspension of mobile services is a part of it.

The official did not disclose details of the plan.

Tahir said the authorities are taking action against the trouble makers and that the writ of the government will be restored in the area.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Ehsan karim
    Dec 18, 2013 - 5:57PM

    How reporter has communicated the news then ? :P

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  • Sandip
    Dec 18, 2013 - 7:32PM

    What sort of news report is this? No indication of what caused the problems in the first place. Also, Pakistani government has to make sure that the people of Pakistan occupied Jammu & Kashmir are well looked after. They are Indian citizens and since they are in Pakistani control, the responsibility for their welfare is Pakistan’s – till such time as they are reunited with India.

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  • Zaman
    Dec 18, 2013 - 8:04PM

    You call this a news report? The reporter has no clue what caused the killings in the first place.Recommend

  • Negtv
    Dec 19, 2013 - 4:53PM

    @Sandip:
    “They are Indian citizens …..”
    Once they (gilgit baltistan) had revolted against India and acceded to Pakistan. Since then no one ever thought to join back though sometimes they called for constitutional rights in Pakistan.

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  • Dec 19, 2013 - 5:11PM

    The iOS operating system gives the maximum number of apps to choose from, over 650,000 apps. The Android is preferred for its integration with Google.

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