Tension continued to grip the city for the second consecutive day. Earlier a ban on motorcycles was imposed, however in an effort to control the deteriorating law and order situation, a ban on pick-ups has also been imposed in the city.
According to the Gilgit Baltistan Home Secretary Dr Faisal Zahoor, two passenger pick-up vehicles were attacked during the violence in Gilgit on Tuesday. A high level meeting decided that a ban should be imposed on pick-ups.
Traffic remained thin on the roads due to the law and order situation; however schools and offices remained open on Wednesday.On Tuesday, two people were killed during firing incidents in Gilgit.
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Trader shot dead in Gilgit unrest
Unidentified miscreants gunned down a trader on Hospital Road in Gilgit Tuesday in the backlash of the demise of the man got injured during sectarian clashes on December 12. Aman, who got injured during clashes on December 12 in Gilgit, succumbed to injuries, pushing the death toll of the sectarian violence to three.Following the death of the man at the District Hospital, incidents of aerial firing in various areas of the city was reported while unidentified miscreants gunned down a trader on Hospital Road near District Hospital. The incident spurred tension across the city and all the markets of the city were closed.The security has been put on high alert to avert any untoward incident. Tension prevailed in the city in the wake of the clashes between the Karakoram International Universitystudents and police in which two people died. The city administration had imposed a ban on motorcycle riding since then.
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