October 2005 News

Curfew relaxed for seven hours in Gilgit

23 October 2005
The Daily Times
Staff Report

Gilgit: Local authorities relaxed the curfew for seven hours, from 8 am to 3 pm, in Gilgit on Sunday, following a slight improvement in law and order.The curfew was eased eleven days after the imposition on October 13 in wake of the clashes between security personnel and students. Security forces have set up pickets on high-rise buildings throughout the city to monitor the situation. There was a cautious movement in traffic as people came out to buy commodities for daily use. Lorries carrying fresh supplies were also allowed in the city for offloading but roads emptied an hour before the curfew was due to start.Sources said it is likely that the curfew would be lifted again during the day on Monday but remain in effect at night. However, no senior official of the local administration was available for comments.


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