Gilgit’s political leaders call on Pakistan to vacate their land

Skurdo (Gilgit-Baltistan), May 27 : Anti-Pakistan political unrest is growing by the day in Gilgit with the region's leaders calling on the state of Pakistan to vacate the occupation of the region.

Speaking at a major political rally in Gilgit despite a ban on such gatherings, local Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Amjad Hussain said that it is time for the people of Gilgit to rise against Pakistani occupation.

He added that its time that the federal government starts treating the people of Gilgit as humans and stop their loot of land and resources.

"Mian Sahab (Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif) you will have to treat us like humans. The second most important issue is that no one can snatch our land from us. We the people of Gilgit-Baltistan hold the rights of the lands here and they cannot allot these lands to government projects on their own will like they are doing now," he said at the gathering.

"They do not want the people of Gilgit-Baltistan to be self dependent that's why they want to loot our lands and resources," Hussain added.

Earlier, Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) leaders also voiced their concerns regarding the formation of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) over the right to compensation for the acquisition of community land and forceful acquisition of land.

Some land owners had also filed a complaint before Prime Minister Sharif against the forced acquisition of the land they inherited for the CPEC project by the GB administration.

Source: ANI