Thursday, October 6, 2022

Why are protests taking place and where are the roads blocked?


Protests are currently taking place in Gilgit-Baltistan near Gilgit and Hunza:

Azadi Times: Protests continue in Gilgit-Baltistan (Pakistan-administered) under the auspices of the local ‘Prisoners’ Committee’, where protesters are demanding the release of those sentenced to 25 years in prison during the 2005 riots. 

A second protest is being held near Hunza. ۔ In which the locals of Nasirabad are protesting against the alleged awarding of marble extraction contracts to non-local companies in Gilgit-Baltistan. 

He said that at present the overall situation in Gilgit-Baltistan is not so good as the city of Gilgit-Baltistan is completely closed. According to Amjad Hussain, the roads leading to Ghizer district are completely closed, due to which no supply can reach Ghizer district. He said that the series of protests started seven days ago which has now intensified.

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by Azadi Times