Latest Sectarian Attack in Chitral

Ismaili holy site torched
Daily Times, December 1, 2006

PESHAWAR: Unknown miscreants burnt down a holy site belonging to the Ismaili community in Chitral district, which has seen sectarian violence in the past, police said on Thursday. The incident took place on November 25 when an Ismaili place of worship was reduced to ashes in Rech village, Torkhow tehsil, 170 kilometres away from Chitral city. “We are investigating the incident,” DSP Headquarters Sultan Bacha told Daily Times over the phone from Chitral. Police have not arrested anyone yet and Bacha declined to say whether the incident was linked to past sectarian violence. Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Ismaili sect, has spent billions of rupees on community development projects across the district and continues to invest in the development of the area. staff report


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