Gilgit/Skardu: The Karakuram Highway remained closed for traffic consecutively on the 4th day also, as members of PMLQ, MWM and Sunni Ittehad Council continued their strike in Skardu and Gilgit. Commuters were facing great difficulties due to the prolonged strike and prices of different products have soured in the markets due to shortage, as supplies from the cities dried down.
The protesters have blocked the roads to express solidarity with Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s Inquilab March.
The sit-ins in Gilgit and Skardu are being criticized by the locals who consider the issue of governments in the federal capital to be separate from the issues of Gilgit-Baltistan.
The government of GB, after failing to vacate the roads, has reportedly registered cases against the leaders of the parties who are staging the Dharnas.