At the very least one individual was shot lifeless in Kohistan following an argument between Frontier Corps (FC) personnel and locals over the alleged assault of a taxi driver by FC males on Saturday.
Station Home Officer (SHO) Dasu Muhammad Haq Hashmi advised Daybreak an argument erupted between FC personnel and a taxi driver when the taxi hit a passing FC convoy conducting a routine patrol on the Karakoram Freeway.
In line with the SHO, FC males obtained out of their automotive and beat up the taxi driver, after which locals gathered on the spot and engaged in a heated trade with the FC personnel.
The FC males started aerial firing so as to disperse the gang, the police official stated. Once they have been unsuccessful in doing so, they opened hearth on the gang, he claimed. Because of the firing, a 23-yr-previous native, Farooq, acquired bullet accidents and died.
A resident of the world, Alam Zeb, whereas chatting with Daybreak alleged that the FC personnel had opened hearth on civilians who have been demanding the arrest of the FC constables concerned within the alleged assault.
One other resident, dealer Gul Shahzada, advised Daybreak that Farooq was employed in a financial institution as an workplace boy. Shahzada stated he himself was not among the many protesters, however ran to save lots of his life when the firing started.
Locals have blocked the Karakoram Freeway to protest the killing of Farooq and are chanting slogans towards FC personnel, eyewitnesses and police confirmed.
The Karakoram Freeway is a serious commerce route which is a part of the China-Pakistan Financial Hall and the protest has impacted the move of visitors.
The SHO stated talks are ongoing with an FC commanding officer for the arrest of the officer chargeable for the demise of Farooq.
Assistant Commissioner Kohistan Muhammad Abid stated a First Info Report can be filed towards the FC officer concerned.
The Deputy Inspector Basic Hazara Saeed Wazir informed DawnNews the Karakoram Freeway can be opened for visitors quickly.
“Justice can be served and an investigation might be launched into the incident,” he stated.
The FC has declined to touch upon the matter as but.
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