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EFSAS comments on Protests in Gilgit-Baltistan

 

On the 21st of December 2017, a large number of traders, transporters and thousands of common residents of Gilgit-Baltistan launched protests, demanding the withdrawal of imposition of taxes by the federal Government under the Tax Adaption Act 2012.

Discrimination and violation of basic rights is not new to the people of Gilgit-Baltistan; While the megaproject China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) goes through the disputed territory of Gilgit-Baltistan, the Federal Government of Pakistan has never invited officials of Gilgit to any national meeting regarding the construction of this corridor.

 

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