6-hour relaxation in Gilgit curfew
9 June 2004
The News International
Gilgit: Situation in Gilgit is gradually returning to normalcy as six-hours relaxation in curfew on day seven was allowed under strict security Wednesday. No untoward incident occurred during recess starting from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Resident of various parts of the city first time since the imposition of curfew on 3rd of June visited markets and their relatives amid vigilance by the security forces. Authorities said they would further consider relaxing curfew if the situation remained under control. APP ADDS: The home department, Northern Areas Wednesday announced a six hour relaxation in curfew period throughout the Gilgit city from 10.00 am to 4 pm. According to a spokesman of the department, public would be allowed to drive their vehicles during the relaxation period. Moreover, there would be no embargo to leave the city, but entrance in the city is still prohibited during the curfew relaxation hours. The authorities have banned every sort of gathering and appealed to the masses to cooperate with law enforcing agencies. Meanwhile five more foreign tourists stranded at Hunza because of curfew were also evacuated on Wednesday. Authorities said the foreigners along with 200 stranded local tourists were sent to Jaglote.