Gilgit-Baltistan, Apr 12: People living in Gilgit-Baltistan face severe challenges to protect their own rights. Political activists accuse the Pakistan government of trampling upon the state subject laws and subsequently changing the demography of the region. Political leaders of Gilgit not only face life threats but are also discouraged to raise any issue related to human rights. Wajahat Hasan and his brother, Col. (Retd) Nadir Hasan, are victims of police brutality. Wajahat now lives in exile because of life threats. Over the years, Gilgit-Baltistan has suffered due to Pakistan government’s unconcerned behavior. Various laws imposed by the Pakistan government targets rights activists and political leaders. Wazahat feel that Pakistan’s intention to make Gilgit-Baltistan its fifth province is practically impossible. Gilgit-Baltistan not only faces Pakistan government’s apathy but also its natural resources are being plundered by foreign players after the signing of the China-Pakistan economic corridor pact.
courtesy ANI News