A terrorist, believed to be the mastermind of torching 14 girls' schools in Diamer district of Gilgit Baltistan, was killed by police during a search operation today.
According to police sources, the killed militant has been identified as Shafiq.
Meanwhile, DIG Diamer Division, Gohar Nafees said that 32 suspected people involved in burning of schools in Chilas, Darel and Tangir have been arrested.
Talking to media persons in Chilas , he said the miscreants are about thirty to forty and all of them will be arrested soon along with their facilitators.
Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez Ur Rehman has said that stern action would be taken against elements involved in attacking schools in Diamer and creating hurdles in the way of promotion of education.
In a statement, he said the affected schools would be reconstructed soon.
The Chief Minister said that under Annual Development Program, 24 more schools would be constructed in Diamer.
Source: Radio Pakistan