Thursday, August 23, 2012
Gilgit Baltistan: Pakistan should take immediate measures to open Skardu –Kargil route
Chairman Gilgit-Baltistan United Movement Manzoor Hussain Parwana has said closing the doors of economic development on the people of Gilgit-Baltistan is tantamount to their economic murder. He said the government of Pakistan should take immediate measures to open the old trade routes from Skardu to Kargil, Ishkoman to Tajikistan and Astor to Srinagar.
He said Karakoram Highway is the only route of economic activity between China and Pakistan. The terrorists have safe heavens near to this vital highway that is the reason the terrorist thrice hit KKH within last 7 months and killed more than 60 passengers traveling on KKH.
He said due to the repeated terrorist attempt on KKH caused to remain closed the wheel of economic activity in the whole region to a complete halt.
Gilgit-Baltistan is cut off from the outside world due to the closure of the highway. Therefore, the government should open all other routes connecting the region with the neighboring countries.
Manzoor Hussain Parwana
Chairman Gilgit Baltistan United Movement