Demand for Karnah-Gurez tunnel: PUF sit-in enters day 2

The sit-in organised by People’s United Front (PUF) seeking tunnel for Karnah and Gurez, entered its second day today. People from different walks of life participated in the sit-in and expressed their solidarity with the noble cause.

Those who visited the sit-in spot included students, lawyers, traders, members of civil society and prominent citizens from Karnah and Gurez, a statement here said.

Thanking those who showed solidarity with the “noble cause”, AIP President Er Rasheed urged the state and union governments not to underestimate the strength, power and worth of common man.

He said, “Government must listen to peaceful voices and if such voices go unheard it will create serious negative ramifications.”

Er. Rasheed on the occasion said, “We are ready to join hands with various political parties who really want sufferings of people of Karnah, Gurez and other remote areas should end.”

He questioned the national political parties for “ignoring the sufferings of people of border areas”

Meanwhile, Er Rasheed expressed deep shock over the loss of three precious lives in Tangdhar who were electrocuted “just due to negligence of PDD.”

Seeking ex-gratia and other genuine benefits for the families of victims he urged Governor Satpal Malik to initiate an immediate, sincere and time bound enquiry to fix responsibility for the death of three innocent civilians.