Nisar asks GB's CS to complete probe into Nanga Parbat attack

Nov 30, -0001
Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chauhdry Nisar today directed Gilgit Baltistan's authorities to complete probe into the killing of foreign tourists as early as possible. Eleven people, including 9 foreign mountaineers, were killed when militants attacked a base camp at Nanga Parbat on Sunday. “The federal government wants to maintain law and order in Gilgit Baltistan. Special packages would be offered to foreign tourists interested to visit the country’s northern areas,” he told Younus Dhaga, new Chief Secretary of Gilgit Baltistan. “Despite the Nanga Parbat massacre, a team of 25 foreign tourists arrived in Pakistan and left for Skardu. It will restore the confidence of other tourists,” he opined. British High Commissioner Adam Thompson also met the interior minister, thanking him for the extra-ordinary security arrangements made for British Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit to Pakistan. Nisar said that Pakistan would extend every support to the British government in preventing drug smuggling and dealing with militancy. – SAMAA

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