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Natives of Baltistan protests against Pakistan administration over forceful land acquisition

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Skardu (Gilgit-Baltistan) [PoK], April 6 (ANI): Demanding their rightful property back, the Baltistan natives staged a protest in Skardu against the Pakistan administration for illegal and forceful land acquisition by government institutions.

According to the report, the land is very close to Pakistan Air Force (PAF) base Qadri.

Notably, women and children also staged a protest against the Pakistan administration and Pak Army in Ghanche district, Chorbat, Gilgit-Baltistan against continuous harassment over a soldier going missing in the region about three years ago.

As per reports, there are multiple incidents of unrest in Gilgit-Baltistan. The local population is discontent with the Pak government’s attitude and their poor handling of the issues.

The population is feeling threatened by the Pakistan government’s unilateral decisions, especially regarding land acquisition policies.

Pak government under the pressure of land mafias is acquiring land from local communities and leasing them to various companies and oligarchs, according to the reports.

Given the current volatile political scenario in Pakistan and the Imran Khan government’s losing political support, these incidents are likely to exacerbate in the coming times as the Pakistan Army will gain more power and the population will continue to be brutally suppressed, said the reports.

Gilgit Baltistan has been under the illegal control of Pakistan for over seven decades and the people of the region have been increasingly demanding freedom. However, so far they have made no gains with their voices being suppressed violently by the Pakistani state. (ANI)

This report is auto-generated from ANI news service. ThePrint holds no responsibility for its content.

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