PoK activist lambasts PM Imran Khan for resuming dam construction in Gilgit-Baltistan amid COVID-19 outbreak

An activist from Pakistan occupied Kashmir Dr. Amjad Ayub Mirza has lambasted Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan government for taking advantage of COVID-19 outbreak and resuming construction work at Diamer Bhasha Dam in Gilgit-Baltistan. "With the onset of holy month of Ramadan, Pakistan has intensified its plot against the people of Gilgit-Baltistan. Now, Imran Khan Government is planning to immediately start work on 'Bhasha Dam', which will ultimately submerge the entire Chilas city. Lakhs of people will go homeless," Dr Mirza said, "Pakistan's intention is to do encroachment in Gilgit-Baltistan and merge the area into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa." He added, "Already, an eight kilometre stretch in Kohistan has been snatched from Gilgit-Baltistan. However, the salaries of Pakistan Rangers personnel deployed there are paid by Gilgit-Baltistan. The people of Gilgit-Baltistan will never accept the construction of Bhasha Dam. It's a project which will not even provide 1 megawatt electricity to Gilgit-Baltistan. The electricity will be distributed to industries in Punjab province", said Dr Mirza.