BY OUR CORRESPONDENT
GILGIT: Security has been enhanced around ‘sensitive places’ in Gilgit - Baltistan following instructions from the G-B government.
The measures have been taken in the wake of the recent barbaric attack on an Army-run school in Peshawar that claimed 148 lives including over 136 students.
In addition to that the execution of the terrorists on death row in Multan Jail has also added to the precarious situation that warranted enhanced security.
“The measures have been taken to avoid any untoward incident in the region,” according to a statement issued from the office of chief minister late Friday.
The chief minister house, governor house and secretariat are among the places which saw enhanced security.
According to a security official, following the Peshawar massacre, security agencies have reportedly warned of such attacks on educational institutions across the country.
“This is in continuation of the information received by the government about tightening of security,” said the official.
According to routine schedule, most of the schools have been closed in connection with winter vacations from December 15. However examinations are underway in some schools including Army Public School Gilgit, prompting officials to enhance the security.
Earlier on Friday, the Punjab government also announced winter holidays for educational institutions from December 19 to January 3. The early vacations led to cancellation of examination that were in progress in institutions including King Edwards Medical college Lahore and Rashid Latif medical college Lahore.