GILGIT: Provincial Minister for Information, Iqbal Hassan here on Thursday lauded the role of Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) for taking effective and comprehensive security measures for peaceful observance of Ashura Muharram in the province.
“It was the effective security measures of LEAs and cooperation of religious scholars that Ashura Muharram passed peacefully and no unpleasant incident reported from any part of the province,” he said in a statement issued here.
The Minister said religious scholars of all schools of thoughts extended full cooperation to the government and made great emphasis on tolerance, patience and inter-faith harmony that have also helped peaceful observance of Asuhra Muharram.
He said the GB government would take solid and comprehensive security measures in future too for establishment of durable peace and public order in the province and vowed to maintain peace it all cost.
“Peace and Development was inter-linked and the province was marching on roads to rapid economic progress and speedy development due to PML-N government effective policies”.
Works on different development projects were underway that after completion would alleviate poverty, promote infant industries and generate employment opportunities in the province, he concluded.