Gilgit-Baltistan protests against Pakistan’s illegal taxes

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Protest by the Awami Action Committee Gilgit Baltistan in POK (Photo: News Intervention)

The Awami Action Committee organized a protest in Rondu district of occupied Gilgit Baltistan.The protest was organized against illegal and harassing taxes levied  on the people of Pak occupied Gilgit Baltistan. Some of the issues taken up by the Committee were a cut in wheat subsidy, increase in electricity bill, implementation of illegal taxes and absence of teachers in schools and appointment of atleast one lady doctor in the hospital. The Action Committee announced its support for the protest.

The protest  witnessed the participation of a large number of people who shouted slogans against Pakistan and demanded that the government should immediately abolish illicit taxes. The poor people of Gilgit-Baltistan have fallen into the  mill of inflation  and high taxes due to the dismal policies of the government. The attitude of Pakistani federal government, regardless of the party in power, has always been perfidious and double dealing, so far as Gilgit-Baltistan is concerned.

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