[News] Security Arrangements on Eid Prayers in Gilgit-Baltistan

Rahim Ullah (Gilgit): The regional administration of Gilgit is busy in finalizing security arrangements of Eid Prayer Sites across the city. The Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Salim Hutiyaana himself is supervise the security arrangement of the city and in this connection he met with high officials of Gilgit including IGP Mr. Usman Zikirya, DC Gilgit, Home Secretary and Deputy Home secretary to provide to the public foolproof security during the Eid days.

CS Saleem Hotiyana has also visited the prayer sites of both major sects of Islam and instructed government official to keep vigilant eyes and ensure maximum security.

One of the main reasons for the government

administration to move so swiftly is said to

be the upcoming planed visit of

President Asif Ali Zardari.

At the same time Chief Minister Syed Mehdi Shah and Governor Gilgit-Baltistan have given instruction to all concerned government officials including Chief Minister to make sure all possible arrangements for law and security are in place. One of the main reasons for the government administration to move so swiftly is said to be the upcoming planed visit of President Asif Ali Zardari. The government administration does not want to have the wrath of president in case of the deteriorating law and security situations which could cause the delay or cancellation of President’s first ever visit to Gilgit-Baltistan.

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