The recent unrest in Giligit-Baltistan has created many problems for the division. Gilgit and Skardu which are known as base camp of mountain climbers who come from all over the world to conquer heights of Karakoram, Himalayas continuously faced sectarian violence.
News of trapped tourists has already spread due to which local people belonging to porters and hotel business fear that there will be 75% less tourists in upcoming tourism season. Due to Hunza Lake calamity, people were already suffering from lost of land, animals and road blockage, now recent violence has broken the backbone of people of the area.
Local hotel owners are demanding to secure area from Chillas to Gilgit to ensure safety. More ever they demanded army posts on the route to ensure safety y of tourists coming from all over Pakistan.
By Usman Arshad