Gilgit, December 21: The Awami Action Committee, which mobilized tens of thousands of people earlier this year for restoration of wheat subsidies, has said that efforts to implement taxation in the Gilgit-Baltistan region are illegal. They have said that leasing the region’s resources to outsiders is illegal and amounts to exploitation.
Addressing a press conference in Gilgit today, leaders of the multi-party Awami Action Committee has said that a gathering of all parties will be organized on the 28th of December and the movement will push for implementation of a charter of demands that was agreed between the government and the committee. They have warned to come on the streets against if the charter of demands is not implemented.
The leaders of the committee, Ehsan Ali Advocate, Sultan Raees, Safdar Ali Safdar, Saqib Umar, Wajahat Ali and many others have said that some forces are trying to create sectarian tension in the region ahead of the elections. They have urged the care-taker Chief Minister to include people on merit in his cabinet and make strong efforts to free the region from corruption.