CJP takes notice of school bombings in Gilgit-Baltistan

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Pakistan took notice on Saturday of the attack on at least 12 girls’ schools in Chilas on Thursday night.

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Chief Justice Saqib Nisar has ordered the government, secretary Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, and secretary interior to submit reports on the incident within the next 48 hours.

Some 12 girls’ schools were attacked in Chilas, about 130 kilometres from Gilgit-Baltistan on Thursday, police sources said, adding that the suspects were unidentified men who targetted educational institutes across Diamer district and damaged school property.

The attackers also torched some items in the schools and set off explosions in two of the buildings, according to media reports.

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