Gilgit, Jan 27: Members of the coordination committee of the people of Gojal affected by lake formation and blockade of KKH protested in front of the Gilgit – Baltistan Legislative Assembly in Chinar Bagh, Gilgit.
“Save Gojal Rally” started from the press club and culminated in in fron of GBLA where different speakers spoke about the difficulties being faced by people of Gojal valley.
The protestors also demanded opening of the KKH to facilitate transportation of fertilizers and seeds to the valley as the farming season would be starting soon.
“Hundreds of families are dependent on the trade taking place through KKH and its prolonged blockade would mean disruption of economic activity in the region”, a speaker said.
The protest was also addressed by Nawaz Khan Naji, a leader of the Balawaristan National Front. He criticized the government for delaying opening of the artificial lake formed on Hunza River. He said that the people of Ghizar are with the people of Hunza and Gojal during these hard times.
The protest was also addressed by Ali Qurban, convener of the coordination committee of Mutasreen – e – Gojal and Muhammad Aslam.