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Pak Minister Baig’s abduction displays rising resurgence of Taliban in Gilgit-Baltistan

Gilgit Baltistan [PoK], October 8 (ANI): Incidents of the rising affect of the Taliban within the occupied Gilgit-Baltistan area are rising on day by day foundation with the regulation enforcement failing to manage the regulation and order scenario whereas Taliban continues to get pleasure from a stronghold within the area.

The kidnapping of a senior Pakistani minister from Gilgit Baltistan is a reminder of the identical. Abaid Ullah Baig, a minister from the Gilgit Baltistan area was travelling from Islamabad to Gilgit metropolis when he was kidnapped by militants headed by Taliban commander Habibur Rehman.

The kidnapping came about close to Babusar Top which is a mountain move connecting the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province with the nation’s north. The chief of the militants Rehman is a major accused within the Nanga Parbat base camp assault.

The 2013 Nanga Parbat bloodbath was a terrorist assault that came about on the evening of twenty-two June 2013 in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. About 16 militants, reportedly wearing Gilgit-Baltistan Scouts uniforms, stormed a high-altitude mountaineering base camp and killed 11 individuals; 10 climbers and one native vacationer information.

Rehman was arrested within the case however he managed to flee in March 2015 after a jailbreak in Gilgit.

In the newest incident of the kidnapping of a Pakistan minister within the Cabinet holding the Ministry of Finance, Industries, Commerce and Labour the militants had blocked the highway and left vacationers stranded for hours.

The senior minister belongs to the PTI occasion. Arab News reported quoting a Jirga member that the militants belonged to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, often known as the Pakistani Taliban.

However, Baig was let loose after negotiations with militants, a prime authorities official stated on Saturday, including the talks had been facilitated by native clerics.

“He [Baig] is back. And road [is] open,” Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Secretary Mohyuddin Ahmad Wani advised Arab News and added that the minister was let loose after “successful” negotiations via native ulemas.

“The minister has been released at around 3 am today as a result of successful negotiations,” Muhammad Alamgir, station home officer (SHO) of Jal space in Diamer district advised Arab News.

“A local jirga comprising clerics and officials negotiated with the militant group.”Alamgir stated the highway was blocked at 2 pm on Friday by a gaggle of protesters, led by militant commander Habibur Rehman. “They blocked the road and held the minister, Col (retired) Abaidullah Baig, hostage,” he stated.

“Their main demand was the release of incarcerated prisoners from the Minawar Jail, Gilgit.”Moreover, Faizullah Faraq, a former minister and member of the jirga that negotiated with militants, stated they’d saved the minister in a room and wished him to make use of his affect to pressurize the federal government.

“They thought their demands will be met, if they keep the minister for a longtime,” Faraq advised Arab News. Ziaullah Thakvi, one other Jirga member, stated round 200 militants, largely from exterior Diamer district, had blocked the highway, which left vacationers from European international locations amongst others stranded.

“Locals kept the foreigners at their homes and were all safely taken out later,” he advised Arab News.

The Jirga member Ziaullah Thakvi quoted a militant commander for GB, Abdul Hameed, as telling the clerics, “We are leaving the area for ten days but if the process to meet our demands did not begin, then do not come in front of us next time.”A TTP spokesperson Mohammad Khorasani was not reachable for remark. Gilgit Baltistan’s chief secretary stated it was a “local group” of militants.

Media portal Minute Mirror whereas quoting police sources stated that one of many different calls for that the militants made was the adherence to Shariah rules by prohibiting ladies from taking part in sports activities. (ANI)