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[Editorial] Brutally Tortured Chairman District Council Gilgit by Paramilitary Forces


The news regarding rangers (Paramilitary forces of Pakistan) stationed in Gilgit city had violently beaten the Chairmen of District Council Gilgit, Muhammad Hussain Advocate, he was taken to hospital with multiple injuries on head and back with impressions of AK-47 rifle but all over his body is reminding people of Gilgit-Baltistan the brutalities exercised by the Administration.

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Chairman District Council Muhammad Hussain Advocate is an elected representative of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan who holds one of the most important position of the area and responsible to protect and ensure development of people of Gilgit-Baltistan. However, in the so called Northern Areas of Pakistan, which is originally Gilgit-Baltistan are ruled by the military, paramilitary and civil administration representing the Govt. of Pakistan and the elected representatives of the people are nothing more than clowns in a maze field. The District council Gilgit compraised of Subdivision Hunza, Nagar and Gilgit.

The very obvious use of violence without any crime by the paramilitary forces of Pakistan, and not to book any FIR against those responsible for the violent abuse of one of the honourable citizen of Gilgit-Baltistan is a high mark of question. It is to be remembered that recently political leaders of Gilgit-Baltistan have protest against an increasing wave of voilence again various political factions by the state administration, the most recent one in that series happened in Skardu Baltistan where 6 political leaders were arrested and tortured.  Muhammad Hussain Advocate was released from illegal imprisonment and torture for two hours by the rangers, only when thousands of citizens marched towards the head quarter of rangers, where the Chairman District Council was under illegal detention and torture.

Paramilitary force (Frontier Constabulary and Rangers) are non local Punjabi and Pashtoon forces imposed on the citizens of Gilgit-Baltistan preferring over the existing brave and loyal jawans of Gilgit Scouts. Frontier Constabulary (FC) and Rangers have been charged with their highhandedness and disturbing the local cultural values time and again in the past and among the local people there is heightened hatred and dislikeness for the brutal behaviour of these forces. In addition to unlawful torture and violence most of the poorly allocated development budget funds consumed by these forces, which negatively effects the already poverty stricken people as a major chunk of their socio-economic development funds are consumed by the rangers and FC.

Keeping in view the existing situation of violence and law and order as well as economic status of the Gilgit-Baltistan it would be highly recommendable to replace Pakistani Paramilitary forces of rangers and Frontier Constabulary (FC) with local organizations such as Gilgit-Baltistan Scouts. Immediately the responsible people who tortured and those who had ordered torture of the Chairman District Council Gilgit Muhammad Hussain advocate should be arrested and punished according to a fair justice. As a top priority it should be ensured that none of the citizen of Gilgit-Baltistan be treated and tortured unlawfully by any administrative organ of state in future.

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