Gilgit Baltistan: Pakistan right group set girl’s college on fire
The HRCP urged the Gilgit Baltistan government to ensure that child’s right to education is protected
The population of Samigal Pain is around 7000 and it was the only girls’ school for this population. About 68 girls were studying in this school, vernacular media reported.
So far, no group has claimed the responsibility. Islamists, no matter which sect they belong to, are extremely opposed to giving girls access to education in Gilgit Baltistan.
Girls’ education in most parts of GB, particularly in Diamer is considered taboo by Muslim extremists. This week’s incident is not the first incident of burning schools. In 2018, 12 schools were burnt to ashes in a single night. Similar incidents happened in 2005.
Vernacular media reported that speakers urged the people to cut off ties with terrorists and Islamists. They said they are not optimistic about the government’s action against terrorists.
5. More limitations and curbs on Central Chongqing residences
Residents in 11 central urban districts in Chongqing are being urged not to leave their regions, and people from outside are being asked not to come in unless necessary, Li Pan, deputy director of the Chongqing Health Commission, said at a news conference on Wednesday.
Li said Chongqing is facing a serious challenge in COVID-19 containment, as local cases — both confirmed and asymptomatic carriers — are rising rapidly in all central urban districts and spreading to districts and counties outside the region.
As of Wednesday, Chongqing had reported 123 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases and 633 asymptomatic carriers in the recent outbreak, the commission said.
As of Tuesday, 1,109 confirmed cases had been reported and linked to a transmission chain in Shapingba district starting on Nov 1. They have touched the city’s 29 districts and counties.
Li noted that residents can travel within the central urban city region, covering 11 districts — for example, Jiangbei, Shapingba, Chongqing High-tech Industrial Development Zone districts and Liangjiang New Area — but are asked not to travel to other districts and counties outside the region.
To quickly find out the hidden source of the latest infection, the central areas will carry out mass testing every day, and other districts and counties will adopt epidemic prevention and control measures.
Chongqing covers an area of 82,400 square kilometers and has a population of more than 30 million.