|“DOWN with Force Commander Gilgit-Baltistan,” |
reads a placard during a protest in Islamabad.
As Gojal is situated on the borders of neighboring China, so the socialist government is providing food and other facilities of the affected people on humanitarian grounds.
Sher Ullah Baig,50, from Ayeen Abad, Gojal Hunza was killed along with his 22 year old son, Sher Afzal, when police opened fire on a peaceful demonstration in Aliabad, Hunza.
“Even a Captain of the ISI has more powers than the CM and Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan,” claimed a nationalist. “That is why the people of the area for the first time in Islamabad protested against the Force Commander."
A two-star general actually rules the over 72,000 sq/km region, which has no representation in the Parliament of Pakistan.
|The injured are being taken to hospital. (Photos courtesy PT)|
"The attack on Gojal was led by a Subidar (non-commissioned officer) of the ISI," he claimed. "This was the gang ISI uses to smuggle heroin into China and help to the Sinkiang separatists."
Political leaders in the area have started a united struggle for their basic human rights as a debate on more provinces is going on in Pakistan.
“The martyrdom of the innocent men in Hunza has united Shias, Sunnis, Ismailis, Noorbakhshis, Baltis, Shina, Brushaski, Wakhi, Khowar, Domaki-speaking people in Gilgit-Baltistan to work for their legal rights with a new zeal and determination. We salute to the political leaders of the region who led the people in the rights direction in such a critical time,” said a man from Hunza.
|A placard during protest.|
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