ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday took suo moto notice of 12 schools torched in Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan.
The Chief Justice sought report of the incident from the Secretaries of Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Kashmir Affairs & Gilgit-Baltistan within forty-eight hours.
A total of 12 schools were burnt down on late Thursday night by unidentified men. No one was wounded in the attacks as the buildings were closed at the time.
Meanwhile, 10 suspects have been arrested who were allegedly involved in torching the schools.
Talking to media on Saturday, spokesman of Gilgit-Biltistan government Faizullah Firaq said four suspects were arrested yesterday and while six were arrested today.
He said the arrested suspects have been shifted to Darel Tangir police station for investigation.
Interim PM condemns
Caretaker Prime Minister retired Justice Nasirul Mulk has directed for strict action under the law against the elements involved in torching of the schools.
Talking to Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman on telephone today, Nasirul Mulk strongly condemned the incident and said burning of schools is not acceptable at all.
The Chief Minister briefed the Prime Minister on the progress in investigation into the incident.
He said all out efforts are being made to identity the responsible elements and bring them to justice.