GILGIT – 10 suspects have been arrested who were allegedly involved in the torching of 12 girls’ schools in Diamir, Chillas.

Spokesman of Gilgit Biltistan government Faizullah Firaq said that four suspects were arrested yesterday and six were arrested on Saturday.

He expressed that the arrested suspects have been shifted to Darel Tangir police station for investigation. It is worth mentioning here that at least 12 girls’ schools were attacked in Chilas and Derel areas about 130 kilometers from Gilgit late Thursday night.

Attack on Education: Unknown persons storm 13 girls’ schools in Gilgit-Baltistan

Unidentified men attacked 12 girls’ schools in Boatar and Thor areas of Chillas and Diamer districts and damaged school property, police said.

The attackers also torched some of the items in schools in Giyal, Tabor and Khenri areas.  The police have started a search operation in the area to arrest the responsible.

CJP Nisar takes notice of attacks on girls’ schools in Gilgit-Baltistan

Moreover, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar took notice on Saturday of the attack on at least 12 girls’ schools in Chilas earlier this week.

Justice Nisar further ordered the government, the secretary Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) to submit a report on it within next 48 hours. The secretary interior has also been directed to present a report.