cover image: Weekly PoK News Digest, Vol 4 Issue 18, 29 April - 05 May 2024


Weekly PoK News Digest, Vol 4 Issue 18, 29 April - 05 May 2024

7 May 2024

He demanded the Dawn, 29 April 2024 termination of the Karachi Agreement Majority of people in Gilgit-Baltistan and resumption of State Subject Rule in (GB), including the Gilgit city and GB along with the opening of the Skardu, continue facing prolonged Schonter Tunnel for the benefit of local power outages. [...] of this type could be started by claiming the resources of ‘Azad In the same writ petition, during cross- Kashmir’ and the right of ownership examination, it was revealed that the over them, in which the entire Azad Government of Pakistan has been Kashmir was organized at the public selling electricity to the Power level. [...] According to the of ‘Azad Kashmir’, the right of report, the Awami Action Committees ownership of the resources of ‘Azad came into being after the protests Kashmiris’ was legally recognized for started in Rawalkot on 8 May 2023 as a the first time. [...] Neelum-Jhelum power plant Therefore, keeping in view the safety of the headrace tunnel and the Dawn, 3 May 2024 powerhouse, the plant was thus shut The Water and Power Development down at 6am on 1 May for physical Authority (WAPDA) announced that inspection of the tunnel to identify the the 969-megawatt Neelum-Jhelum problem leading to reduced pressure. [...] The authorities did not leader disclose the fault even to the government until Dawn sought Dailyk2, 29 April 2024 confirmation of the incident, which led The opposition leader in the Gilgit- to a drop in the tailrace tunnel pressure.



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