Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

Pakistan PM Shahbaz Sharif will call a high level meeting as dissatisfaction increases in PoJK

Amid violent clashes between police and protesters in Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir (PoJK), Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will convene a high-level meeting on Monday to discuss the ongoing situation in the region, ARY News reported.

Earlier, PM Sharif on Sunday also spoke to the Prime Minister of PoJK and directed Pakistan Muslim League-N officials in the region to engage with the action committee leaders to find a peaceful solution.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that he is “deeply concerned” about it, and said there is no tolerance for taking the law into one’s own hands and damaging government properties.

“Very concerned about the situation in AJK. Unfortunately, in situations of anarchy and disagreement there are always some people who rush to score political points,” Shehbaz Sharif wrote in a post on X.

At least one police officer was killed and 90 others injured in violent clashes during the ongoing protests and shutdown strike in Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir (PoJK), Dawn reported on Saturday.

According to reports, Mirpur Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kamran Ali’s sub-inspector Adnan Qureshi died after being shot in the chest in Islamgarh city, where he was deployed with other police personnel to stop a rally for Muzaffarabad. Were. Kotli and Poonch districts under the banner of Joint Awami Action Committee (JAAC).

The JAAC, which is dominated by traders in much of the region, is demanding the provision of electricity according to hydropower production costs in the PoJK, an end to subsidies on wheat flour and the privileges of the elite class.

On Wednesday-Thursday night, police arrested around 70 JAAC activists during raids on their and their relatives’ residences in Muzaffarabad and Mirpur divisions, leading to serious clashes in Dadiyal on Thursday.

The committee then announced a shutter-down and wheel-jam strike on Friday, a day before its planned long march towards Muzaffarabad.

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