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Transporters in G-B go on strike against bus shooting


Transporters in the country’s northern areas took their vehicles off the roads as part of their strike on Sunday against a bus shooting incident that killed at least eight passengers a day before.

At least 10 people, including two soldiers, were killed and another 25 injured on Saturday in a shooting on a passenger bus at Karakorum Highway in Gilgit-Baltistan’s (G-B) Chilas area.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Ibrahim Shigri, an official of the Gilgit-Baltistan Transport Association, told Anadolu that a “complete wheel-jam” strike is being observed against the incident.

All kinds of transport from G-B to the rest of the country remained suspended, he added.

Read also: 10 martyred in Chilas bus attack

Transporters also took out a rally from the city centre of Gilgit to Gilgit Press Club, demanding the government to ensure the safety of transport at Karakorum Highway, a key route of the multi-billion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar has condemned the attack and directed security agencies to bring the perpetrators to justice, a statement from his office said on Sunday.

Several protest demonstrations were held across G-B and Islamabad by transporters and civil society.

In 2021, at least 12 people, including nine Chinese nationals, were killed when their bus was targeted in the Kohistan district bordering Chilas.

Source: tribune.com.pk

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