[News] Ten People from Gilgit-Baltistan Killed at Babu Sar Pass
August 16, 2012 Leave a comment
Gilgit (Monitoring Desk): A passenger van going to Gilgit from Rawalpindi came under fire at Babusar Pass and unfortunately 10 people are reportedly died on the spot while several others are said to be injured. The van is said to be fired at by unknown terrorist. It is matter of high concern that people of Gilgit-Baltistan are continuously being attacked and killed usually by religious extremist from the areas adjacent to Gilgit-Baltistan in the Kohistan, who were once had the support of Pakistani state. Recently 15 people (shiet muslims) were killed in Kohistan and this is another brutal act of terrorism.
The government of Pakistan is completely failed to arrest the known terrorist (known to the state) elements in the region and stop the brutal killing of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan. This all is flaring up anti Pakistani sentiments in Gilgit-Baltistan, who are deprived of basic rights of safety and security while travelling on the Pakistani territory. Remember that many people opt to travel on the newly open road through Naraan-Kaghan as it was considered to be relativity safe compare the KKH which goes through Kohistan. However, this incident indicates that the terrorist having safe heavens and support in Pakistani territory are adamant at killing people of Giglit-Baltistan no-matter whatever route they chose to reach home. This incident happen in the last days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, while many people form Gilgit-Baltistan are returning to their homes to celebrate Eid with their families.