Over the past few months,the resource rich region of Gilgit-Baltistan has seen an increase in land occupation of the local people by the Pakistani Army or Pakistani Rangers.
According to one of the locals, efforts are being made to make Gilgit-Baltistan another Balochistan and said that “some members of the local administration have lent support to the Pakistani army in this”. The Pakistani state is engrossed in forcefully grabbing the lands of the people in which the Rangers are being used to kill the people. Though the locals have protested in anger and resentment against the forceful landgrab by the Pakistani Army ,the rangers have threatened to open fire on the protestors. The Gilgit-Baltistan People’s Action Committee is to take action on this soon.