The situation in Gilgit and Chilas is getting from bad to worse, said Chairman Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf Imran Khan. Commenting on horrendous story of death and destruction coming out Gilgit-Baltistan, he said that there are reports of over two hundred people being killed in the last three days in a horrific escalation of violence. Imran expressed his condolences to the families of the diseased and expressed deep sympathy with their plight. The extent of barbarity, he said, has extended to physically distorting the dead bodies. This shows the extent of hatred between sects prevalent in GB.
According to Chairman PTI Imran Khan, the government is simply incapable of containing the violence or even providing basic security to the people in the area. All it has done is to make life further miserable. All communication with GB and mobile phones within, have been disconnected, curfew has been imposed, and ground and air transportation between GB and rest of Pakistan has been blocked. The result is that serious shortage of foodstuffs and other necessities has started to appear.
The situation has reached this sorry pass because the Federal Government, which is ultimately responsible for security in the country, is not only corrupt but also totally incompetent. Sectarian violence has also been flaring up in Baluchistan where members of the Hazara Shia community are the victims. This is also true of other parts of the country. Karachi is again witnessing brutal killings with serious danger of the situation deteriorating rapidly.
As far as Gilgit-Baltistan is concerned, said Imran, no senior official or political office holder has bothered to visit the area. The Interior Minister Rehman Malik, keeps issuing inane statements but his record of giving the citizens peace and security in GB and rest of the country is abysmal. PM Gilani is either busy taking on state institutions such as the Supreme Court, or protecting the corrupt. He has no time to spare to provide security and good governance to the country. The less said about the President the better. He is busy touring the world, the expense of which is being borne by the poor people of Pakistan.
Chairman PTI Imran Khan said that this incompetent government is responsible for the barbarity going on in Gilgit Baltistan. Unless quick and effective measures are not taken, he said, the entire area would fall into a grip of violence that would be impossible to contain. He urged immediate action and said that PM Gilani should camp in Gilgit until the situation is controlled. PTI on its part will play a role to bring peace in the area and a high level delegation of the party would soon be visiting Gilgit, he concluded.