Gilgit, April 20: Addressing a press conference at the Dharna site in Ghari Bagh, AAC Convenor Advocate Ehasn Ali said that the Gilgit-Baltistan government is paying heed to the demands of the public. He said that for the last six days thousands of people have been staging a massive strike but the GB government is unmoved.
Ehsan, who is a renowned lawyer, said that if the charter of demands is not accepted within 48 hours, the participants of the strike from all district will start a long march towards the Gilgit city.
The press conference was attended among others by Maulana Abdul Sami, Sheikh Nayyar Abbas, Khalil Qasmi, Sultan Raees and Wajahat Ali.
They said that if the Gilgit-Baltistan government does not have the authority to address public issues they should resign and join the strike camps. The speakers at the press conference also said that most of the annual budget in Gilgit-Baltistan is being spent on non-development tasks while the development process has been stalled for several years.
Meanwhile, the numbers of the participants of the strike has further swelled in Skardu. Hundreds of people from remote valleys and villages have joined the Dharna at the Yadgar Chowk in the heart of Skardu. They have vowed to continue the strike till the demands are met.
At the same time a press conference was also held in Aliabad, Hunza-Nagar, where leaders of the Awami Action Action Committee said that the people of Hunza-Nagar have played pivotal role in the liberation of Gilgit-Baltistan and they are ready to march towards Gilgit city if the charter of demands is not accepted and implemented by the government.