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26 February 2020

Gilgit Baltistan Nationalist Assassinated in Karachi

A nationalist youth leader from Gilgit Baltistan was mercilessly assassinated by unknown masked assailants in Karachi.  Late Ashiq Hussain Mir, the central chairman Baloristan National Youth Front (BNYF) was attacked by two masked people near Zai Hospital in Kemari, Karach, initial sources claimed.  The incident happened around 4 PM and the young man died on the spot.

The slain young leader was also chairperson of Free Baba Jan Committee, a committee that struggled to free Baba Jan who was jailed for voicing against the killing of two persons in the hands of the law enforcement agencies in Hunza.

The body of Mir Ashiq Hussain will be air transported to Islamabad and then onward to Skardu, a press release, issued by Progressive Youth Front of Gilgit Baltistan, said.

Political and Students circles as well as general public of Gilgit Baltistan have strongly condemned the tragic killing of the nationalist leader.

‘Immediate Arrest’ of the killers was demanded by people from Giglit Baltistan. 

Dardistan Times Report
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Progressive Youth Front, GB © 2012