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Legal linkage with GB


AFZAL A. SHIGRI: WITHIN a month of their oath-taking, the newly elected members of the Legislative Assembly of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) adopted a resolution demanding the granting of full constitutional rights to the people of their region. The assembly also passed a similar resolution on Sept 29, 2014. In the earlier resolution, the demand for the integration of GB as a ...

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Lawmakers walk out to join anti-tax strike


By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Calling the regional legislative assembly a “puppet,” lawmakers walked out in huff to join a shutter-down strike organised in the region against high taxes on Wednesday. The development came 10 minutes after the start of second day of assembly proceedings, chaired by Speaker Fida Muhammad Nashad. Short proceedings “This house is powerless so it is better for ...

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Looking for a rebate: Tax strikes make a comeback in Gilgit-Baltistan


By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: A complete shutter-down strike was observed in Gilgit on Thursday as the protests over the imposition of tax on income and other commodities entered its second phase. Rallies were held in district headquarters across Gilgit-Baltistan. Speaking at a protest held at Ittehad Chowk in Gilgit, G-B Contractors Association President Firdous Ahmed said, “[The imposition of taxes] is ...

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