CJP takes notice of attack on 12 girls' schools in Gilgit-Baltistan

CJP takes notice of attack on 12 girls' schools in Gilgit-Baltistan

Islamabad: (Staff Report): Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday took notice of girls schools attacked and torched in Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan.

The Chief Justice ordered the government, the secretary Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) to submit a report regarding the incident within the next 48 hours. The CJP also asked the secretary interior to submit a report. 

The spokesperson of the AJK and Gilgit–Baltistan stated that four suspects were arrested during raids in the Tanager and Daryal areas of GB.

Earlier, Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk strongly condemned burning of girls’ schools in Chilas.

In a statement issued on Friday night, Nasir-ul-Mulk said those who responsible for the attack will be held accountable at any cost. He has also sought a report about the incident from the authorities concerned.

At least 12 schools of girls were attacked and set ablaze by unidentified attackers in Gilgit-Baltistan’s Diamer district late on Thursday night.

According to reports, Royini Girls School, Takya Girls School, two schools in Chilas’ Hodur and Thor neighbourhoods, three girls schools in the Darel division, Giyal village and Khanbanri were also set ablaze while a two schools were torched in Jangloot, Gali Bala and Gali Payen.