ASTORE : Chairman Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf Imran Khan today visited Astore in Gilgit Baltistan to condole with the in which 21 people mainly belonging to the Shia sect were brutally murdered. Accompanied by senior party leader Jahangir Khan Tareen, Mr. Khan visited Jamia Masjid Ahle-Tashee Astore and met the Khateeb, Aalim Ashiq Hussain and families of the deceased. He expressed his deepest sympathy with them. Speaking on the occasion Chairman PTI condemned these horrific attacks and said that only sick people or those given a special task to divide the nation can be so callous as to brutally kill unarmed people. He held the government responsible for these tragedies and felt that despite repeated incidents of this nature, it has failed to protect the citizens of this country.
Later, Imran Khan visited Jamia Masjid Ahle Sunnah Astore and met with the Khateeb Maulana Gulzar Ahmad. Hearing of Mr. Khan’s arrival a large number of people gathered there and welcomed him. Chairman PTI emphasised inter sectarian harmony. He said that sectarian terrorism is a conspiracy against the people of Pakistan and we must all get together to fight it. Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf he said will to everything possible to create sectarian harmony in the country. If voted into government by the people, Mr. Khan said, PTI would give law and order and protection of life and property of the citizens its highest priority.