by Noor Akbar
Thousands of women and men marched towards district head quarter Ghakuch, starting from Sher Qilla to join the protesters at sit-in for last four days, after the dialogue between chairman BNF Nawaz Khan Naji and Pak Army were failed today in Army head quarters Gilgit.
Tense situation prevails in Ghizer and Gilgit. Media is still acting like a silent spectator. Election commissioner reportedly has fled away after illegally releasing notification in which Pir Karam Ali Shah PPP has benn declared as winner.
The Judiciary in Gilgit Baltistan is also paying no heed to the unrest in the area. Police has been reluctant to arrest those alleged in the killing of 16year Zubair during polls in Sher Qilla.
Thousands of rangers, police and army personel have been deployed in Ghakuch , Sher Qila and out side election commission in Gilgit.
Media does project incidents of killing, murder etc. but in the context of current protests in Ghizer its seems as if media have been given strict instructions not to bring fourth the ground reality .
It is said Media have been told that the coverage of the unrest in Sher Qilla and whole Ghizer can catch the attention of the international media which might make situation worse for the PPP Government.
And also with media’s coverage it will be difficult for the PPP to show its candidate, Karam Ali Shah, as winner in the fraud elections.
In contrary to clash on main politcal scenario of the country , the establishment and PPP interests have, seemingly, matched in Gilgit Baltistan.
In Gilgit Baltistan,the establishment and Pakistan Peoples Party have decided not to let any nationalist come in the assembly no matter if it costs the lives of the innocent people of Gilgit – Baltistan.Thus both are acting together in crushing the voice of the people in GB.
All media chanels do have their correspondents in Ghakuch and Gilgit but to the surprise of the people of GB there is no mention on any chanel.
Where are the champions of free media. Where are the television chanels anchors who don’t tire lecturing the people of Pakistan on objective reporting of events? Where the prolific scribes and political activists, in the guise of journalists, who write at length in eulogy of their favorite parties?
People of the district Ghizer , Gilgit Baltistan are looking at you.