October 2005 News

Curfew enters 7th day in Gilgit

19 October 2005
The Daily Times

Gilgit: The curfew in Gilgit imposed by the city administration after violent clashes between Rangers and students entered its seventh day on Wednesday. However, the city administration relaxed the curfew for four hours (from 900am to 100pm) while police said no violent incident took place in the area. The curfew was imposed in the city last Thursday (October 13). The administration also said banks would be open for business, but due to the prevailing panic in the city bank employees skipped work and the financial institutions remained shut. All banks, government offices and educational institutions have been closed since the clashes. Home Department sources said 32 people had been kept in detention while the rest of the arrested had been released after interrogations.


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