Situation remains tense in PoK as strike enters 4th day


The so-called authorities referred to as in the Rangers after clashes between the police and protesters erupted in Mirpur throughout demonstrations on Saturday.

 The state of affairs remained tense in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir as the full strike towards excessive costs of wheat flour and inflated electrical energy payments and taxes entered its fourth day on Monday, forcing the Pakistan authorities to allocate Rs 23 billion for fast launch to the area to quell a simmering unrest.

The disputed area witnessed clashes on Saturday between the police and activists of a rights motion, leaving at the least one police officer useless and injuring over 100 folks, largely policemen. A whole strike has additionally been noticed in the territory since Friday, bringing life to a halt.

  Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who mentioned he was “deeply concerned” in regards to the state of affairson Monday permitted Rs 23 billion for fast launch to the area after the negotiations between the protesters and the regional authorities ended in a impasse.

   Ruffled by the surprising protest and its sensitivity, Prime Minister Sharif chaired a particular assembly right here on Monday which was attended by PoK “prime minister” Chaudhry Anwarul Haq, native ministers, and prime political management, the PM’s Office (PMO) mentioned in an announcement.

  Prime Minister Sharif permitted the fast provision of Rs23 billion to resolve the issues of the folks of PoK, it mentioned.

  Federal ministers and leaders of the coalition events additionally took half in the assembly, the place an in depth evaluate of the state of affairs was taken, it added. Kashmir leaders and all individuals appreciated Shehbaz for his determination, the PMO mentioned.

   The protest is let by the Jammu Kashmir Joint Awami Action Committee (JAAC), which has merchants on the forefront in most elements of the area, who’ve been searching for the supply of electrical energy as per hydropower era price in the area, subsidised wheat flour and an finish to the privileges of the elite class.

 A protracted march led by the JAAC left for Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, on Monday as the wheel-jam strike entered its fourth day. The motion introduced its march on Muzaffarabad after the talks between the JAAC core committee and Chief Secretary of the area Dawood Bareach ended in a stalemate.

  A protest chief from Rawalakot accused the federal government of resorting to evasive ways.Protestors have already staged sit-ins, closing Kohala–Muzaffarabad Road at a number of places, the Dawn newspaper reportedThe street stretches 40 kilometres and hyperlinks Kohala city with Muzaffarabad in PoK.     Heavy contingents of police have been posted at roundabouts and delicate places, Markets, commerce centres and instructional institutes stay closed, whereas transport is suspended, stories mentioned.

  The so-called authorities referred to as in the Rangers after clashes between the police and protesters erupted in Mirpur throughout demonstrations on Saturday. Expressing deep concern over the violent clashes between the police and the protesters, Prime Minister Sharif on Sunday mentioned that there must be “absolutely no tolerance for taking the law into one’s own hands”.

    “I urge all parties to resort to a peaceful course of action for resolution of their demands. Despite the best efforts of detractors, the matter will hopefully be settled soon,” he said. As part of his efforts to calm down tensions, President Asif Ali Zardari urged all the stakeholders to exercise restraint and resolve the issues through dialogue and mutual consultation.

    He stressed that the political parties, state institutions and the people of the region should act responsibly so that hostile elements could not exploit the situation to their benefit. The president highlighted that the demands of the people in the region should be addressed as per law, adding that he would take up their grievances with Prime Minister Sharif to find a way out of the current situation.

 The president regretted the current situation and offered condolences over the unfortunate death of the police officer and prayed for the swift recovery of all those who were injured in recent clashes.On Saturday, the violent protesters damaged multiple vehicles, including a magistrate’s car on the Poonch-Kotli road. Moreover, markets, trade centres, offices, schools, and restaurants remained closed across the region.

 Police also launched a crackdown against the protesters after the violence, arresting dozens of individuals in Muzaffarabad. A day earlier, the government also suspended mobile phone and internet services in different parts of the region. According to a report by Dawn, on May 9 and 10, around 70 activists were arrested by police in a bid to prevent a long march – announced by the JAAC to press the government to comply with an agreement reached between the two in February this year – triggering serious clashes in Dadyal and a “shutter-down strike” call. In light of the protests, authorities places of work and academic establishments remained closed on Monday.

Nilesh Desai
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