Skardu roads blocked after residents take to the streets

Our Correspondent

Hundreds of tourists and students were stuck on the Skardu-Shigar highway Friday afternoon after a number of people in the area took to the streets.

The demonstrators were protesting against the delay in the construction of the highway which connects two important districts of Gilgit-Baltistan — Skardu and Shigar.

“The highway was to be completed by January this year but the construction never resumed,” one of the protesters said.

“All the government does is making fake promises. We are the ones actually suffering because of their inefficiencies.” The protesters burnt tyres on the roads and chanted anti-government slogans.

Hours after the protests started, officials of the administration reached the site and talked to the demonstrators.

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