GILGIT Baltistan is in the process of getting converted into a jungle where humans are finding it difficult to live. Sectarian violence has gripped the foundations of Gilgit and has put a dent on its social, educational and economic fabric. An air of fear prevails in the vibes of the  entire region. Killing in the name of sect has become a tradition in every nook and cranny.

The Gilgit city has been polarised into different poles where men from other sects are welcomed with a barrage of bullets.

Educational institutions have literally come to a halt with no advanced version of knowledge.

Even the mainstream newspapers printed in Islamabad and Rawalpindi reach Gilgit one day after publication, a reflection of sheer backwardness.

In this winter season the frigid climate has already put a new strain on the lives of people.

But the members of our assembly still have not left their cushy lifestyles.

They are least bothered about miseries and sufferings of the common man.

REHAN KHAN GILGITI Islamabad

Updated Dec 21, 2012 02:44am

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