Local politicians demand change as rising prices and govt. apathy plague PoK
Sep 19, 2023
PoK, 19 September, 2023: - Pakistan occupied Kashmir has been grappling with the cascading effects of Islamabad's policies, leaving its residents in distress. The region has long endured what locals describe as "second-class treatment" since its invasion in 1947. Recent developments, including skyrocketing fuel prices, scarcity of essential commodities, and a lack of responsive governance, have pushed the people of POK to their limits. Local politicians in PoK have been vocal about the dire situation. While criticizing the caretaker government for increasing petroleum prices twice, putting an additional burden on the already struggling population, one prominent local leader emphasized the need for free and fair elections.