March 2003 News

Peace body formed in Gilgit

10 March 2003
The Dawn
Our Correspondent

GILGIT: Lawyers, politicians, citizens and newsmen here formed a Gilgit Citizens Forum primarily to deal with sectarian issues in the region. The forum was announced at a peace conference here on Saturday and a local poet Jamshed Khan Dukhi was elected interim president of the body. Top officials of the regional administration also participated in the conference. RAIN The region on Monday morning received a light rain which pushed temperature further down as the snowfall continued in the hilly parts of the Northern Areas. Meanwhile, joint teams of police, Khyber Rifles, Frontier Constabulary and army have enhanced security measures in Gilgit district since Friday to avert any subversive activity in Muharram.


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