Massive protests erupt against tax hike in Gilgit Baltistan

Jan 03, 2023

Skardu, Gilgit Baltistan, 03 January, 2023: - Unprecedented anti-government protests against unjustifiable tax hike have gathered steam as tens of thousands of protesters have taken to streets in Gilgit Baltistan.People in Skardu district of illegally-held Gilgit Baltistan are enraged as the government, which up until now, was discriminating against the people politically and culturally is now hell bent at squeezing them financially. Recently, the protestors in the Skardu region highlighted a number of issues including tax imposition and forced land acquisition by the government that have been left unresolved by the authorities.