Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Minister Col (retd) Abaid Ullah Baig and scores of tourists were stranded on Babusar Road in Chilas on Friday when a group of militants blocked one of the main roads connecting Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB). ).
In an audio recording that went viral on social media, the minister is reportedly heard saying that he was on his way to Gilgit when militants blocked the road to demand the release of their jailed allies.
The minister and various others were reportedly captured by the militants for talks.
According to reports, GB"s most wanted terrorist commander Habibur Rehman and his accomplices barricaded the road at Thak Village of Chilas in Diamer, leaving motorists on both sides trapped.
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Note that the said commander is suspected of killing 10 foreigners in Nanga Parbat and also sought the release of his allies involved in this terrorist incident.
In another audio clip, it was revealed that the commander demanded the release of his allies along with the imposition of Sharia, with no women"s sports in GB.
In a recent development, Colonel (r) Abaid Ullah Baig and former British government spokesman Faiz Ullah Faraq have released a video in which the latter claims that the militants only wanted their demands met and had no intention of harming the state. in any way, adding that they were freed after successful negotiations.
It is pertinent to mention that a negotiating team was organized which included Deputy Commissioner (DC) Diamer, Faiz Ullah Faraq, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) politician Shah Nasir and others.