The largest public protest in the history of Gilgit-Baltistan against Pak atrocities has been postponed for a month after a meeting was held between the GB Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid and Anjuman Tajran Baltistan where the state establishment asked for a months time to review their demands. The local people have been raising their voices for issues related to daily life, including cuts in wheat subsidy, increase in electricity bills, enforcement of illegal taxes, teachers’ strike at Toramuk Truck Road, shortage of lady doctors and other issues as well.
Prior to the protests in different areas, the Public Action Committee Gilgit-Baltistan had conducted meetings and small level public awareness series in the first phase, which continued for two months. The strike continued and in every district a sea of people came out against land grabbing, cuts in wheat subsidy, and non-provision of other basic human amenities on the highways in bitter cold.
A member of the action committee said that they are ready to wait for sometime to see the action of the state officials and if there is no response then they would be forced to take another step in their protest.