Life and business activities remained paralysed as curfew in Gilgit entered tenth consecutive day on Thursday, while Skardu is coming back to normalcy, Geo News reported.
The city of Gilgit is still under curfew and mobile phone service is not resumed in the area.
The troops are patrolling the area and conducting search operations. The law enforcement agency personnel are deployed across the city to control any untoward situation.
The state of affairs in neighbouring Skardu is getting better after nine-days of tension. Schools, businesses are open and traffic has resumed.
Published in The News
The people of Gilgit and other districts of Gilgit-Baltistan continued to suffer due to the uncertain law and order situation there and curfew, which was imposed for the eighth consecutive day on Tuesday.
During curfew relaxation hours, citizens rushed to markets to get essential commodities but had to return disappointed as stocks had been exhausted and fresh supplies were quite insufficient to meet the needs of the whole population. During the three-hour relaxation of curfew, a complete ban remained imposed on wearing a jacket or chadar as well as congregations of two or more persons.
Besides curfew in Gilgit city, Skardu, Chilas and some other cities were also in the grip of tension which paralysed life and business activities in most districts of the province. Suspension of mobile phone services has created difficulties for citizens to contact relatives and family members .
Meanwhile, educational institutions and business centres in several areas, also remained closed on Tuesday. According to locals, there is extreme shortage of edibles, POL products and water as movement of traffic on the Karakoram Highy has become extremely dangerous.
Published in Paktribune