Islamabad, May 28: The Gilgit-Baltistan Chamber of Commerce has announced to call of its protest movement after meeting with the federal minister for Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir Affair, Chaudhary Barjees Tahir, at his office here.
During the meeting, the Chamber officials apprised the minister of their issues and also announced to end their protest drive. The Minister assured them that their demands will be met. He also said that the Pak-China Economic Corridor will directly benefit the people of Gilgit-Baltistan.
The chamber officials and members have been protesting to defend their interest, by demanding abolition of the tax regime in the region and protection against what they call harassment by the police. They have also been demanding of the government to write-off loans because they have “incurred losses” due to the Attabad landslide disaster and the resultant blockage of the Karakuram Highway.