Islamabad to witness protest in solidarity with demands of Pak-occupied Gilgit-Baltistan

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Protest in POGB
People protesting In POGB over increased wheat price (Photo: Social Media)

In a powerful demonstration of solidarity with the protestors of Pakistan-occupied Gilgit Baltistan (POGB), AWP-GB leader Baba Jan has issued an urgent call for a protest scheduled for tomorrow, January 28. The demonstration, set to take place at 3 p.m. in front of the National Press Club in Islamabad, aims to amplify the voices of the oppressed and draw attention to their demands for fundamental rights.

Residents of Pak occupied Gilgit-Baltistan have been protesting for over a month against the recent abolition of wheat subsidies as well as health cards along with the imposition of the Finance Act 2023, and persistent issues like load shedding. Despite weeks of peaceful demonstrations, the Islamabad-backed puppet government in POGB has failed to address the core concerns of the people.

The Awami Action Committee, under whose aegis the protest is ongoing, has now declared 15 demands from the Pakistani regime. These demands include the restoration of essential subsidies, reinstatement of health cards, and the repeal of the Finance Act 2023.

As the protests intensify, the residents are determined to make their grievances known, taking their calls for justice and fairness directly to the heart of the authoritarian regime.

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