Thursday, January 22, 2009

Gilgit Baltistan: Government policies the root cause of economic decline

Gilgit Baltistan: Government policies the root cause of economic decline

Skardu: 22 January 2009

“Gilgit Baltistan is drowning deep in the ocean of poverty, misery, joblessness, alienation, social injustices and backwardness day by day due to the ill-planned policies and colonial system of government of Pakistan .”

These views were expressed by Chairman Gilgit Baltistan United Movement Manzoor Hussain Parwana while meeting a delegation of youth at Islamabad.

He said the major reason behind the economic decline in Gilgit Baltistan was conspiracies of Pakistani ruling class due to which no single industry was set up in the region for six decades neither was the locals allowed to set up small scale industries. It is an irony that the students of Gilgit Baltistan fail to get jobs in their region despite getting degrees. Non-locals are given priority over the local residents in bureaucracy, judiciary and administration and the local residents of Gilgit Baltistan are joblessness.

“Gilgit Baltistan the last colony of the world has become Heaven for the retired civil and military bureaucracy of Pakistan. All administrative and key posts are reserved for non-locals to strengthen the colonial control on the region” He opined.

Parwana demanded of the government to change its discriminatory towards the region otherwise continuing the suppression will not be as easy as it has been in the past.

Issued by
Gilgit Baltistan United Movement
Skardu Baltistan

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