Pro-independence activists attacked by Pakistani forces in PoK, emergency imposed in Muzaffarabad: Sources
Wednesday, 23 October 2019 A series of protests were staged on October 22 by journalists outside the Muzaffarabad Press Club in PoK against the Pakistani security forces, when the journalists were attacked by the said security forces.
A political activist from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza has termed the decision of the Pakistan Supreme Court to hold elections in Gilgit Baltistan and form an interim government there as illegal and unconstitutional. He said the apex court has taken this decision under the pressure from Pakistan Army. A seven-member larger bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed on April 30 accepted the plea of Prime Minister Imran Khan-led federal government to amend the Government of Gilgit Baltistan Order 2018 to conduct the general elections in September as well as setting up a caretaker government during the interregnum period.
This road connects a densely populated Chinari village with the highway leading to capital Muzaffarabad of illegally occupied region of PoK. The result of this condition is that a 51km distance becomes a painful journey of hours. And this is not just about one street in PoK but almost entire region barring the areas that hold materialistic value for Pakistan have similar condition across the region. It appears as if no work has been done in decades. Locals confirm that they have always seen streets in their villages like that only. The designs of not providing even the fundamentals to the people living in this illegally occupied region appear systematic. Exiled activist from the region have said this time and again that Pakistan doesn't want to see the people of the region progressing at any front, whether it is social, economic or political. The residents of the region have only complained of being plundered through one means or other. Pakistan government has established a number of projects in the region but not even a small fraction of the dividend is shared with the locals. With no light at the end of the tunnel, people of the region have now come to terms with the perennial discrimination they are meted out by the occupier Pakistan.
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