Diamir Hussain Ahmad
In Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan, the Graduate Alliance Diamer staged a protest against WAPDA. The protest was attended by a large number of people including educated unemployed youth while the business community of Chilas city went on a shutter down strike in support of the protest.
In the case of recruitment in Diamer Bhasha Dam, a national level mega project being constructed in Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan,
The Graduate Alliance Diamer took to the streets against WAPDA with people’s power. At the call of the Graduate Alliance,
large numbers of people, including educated unemployed youth from across the district, joined the protest. Protesters called WAPDA a white elephant and chanted slogans against WAPDA. According to sources,
The citizens of Diamer in other cities of the country are protesting against the call of the Graduate Alliance. Citizens of Gilgit-Baltistan based in Chilas, Gilgit, Abbottabad, Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi have protested against WAPDA.
Protesters marched from DC Chowk Chilas to WAPDA office. Protesters organized by the Graduate Alliance Diamer have staged a sit-in outside the WAPDA office.
Graduate Alliance Diamer demands that full priority be given to locally educated youth in the Diamer Bhasha Dam project. Recruit 100% Diamer local youth from Grade 1 to Grade 16. Special preference should be given to Diamer and Gilgit-Baltistan in jobs above grade 16.