PTI demands GB CM’s resignation over tax hike

Staff Report
Thursday - December 28, 2017
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan tehreek-e-insaf (PTI) spokesman Fawad Chaudhry, in a statement, on Wednesday, demanded immediate resignation of Gilgit–Baltistan (GB) chief minister Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman over the ongoing 7th consecutive day of shutter down strikes and protests by traders, political and civil society activists over imposed taxes under GB tax adaptation act 2012.

According to detail, the shutter down strikes are ongoing despite below minus five temperatures, in most parts of GB region.

“Federal government and provincial government of GB are oblivious to growing uncertainty among general public” adding “GB people are on the roads since 21st December calling on their government to withdraw all taxes imposed in GB under GB tax adaptation act 2012,” he said.

“Pakistan Muslim league Nawaz (PML-N) led government has shut its eyes to the growing GB crisis, exactly like it did on the matter of the finality of prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)” adding “The strike entered 7th day despite extreme weather conditions in most parts of GB while GB CM Hafeez-ur-Rehman is relishing in the federal capital,” Chaudhry flayed.

He alleged, “Gilgit Baltistan region is a fundamental part of China Pakistan economic corridor (CPEC) project and situation is being manipulated deliberately to appease the Indian lobby” pleading “The demands of GB people be given due consideration and that the GB government takes immediate re corrective actions to prevent further worsening of the ailing situation.”