Gilgit (ET): Hundreds of people likely to be displaced by the construction of the dam in Chilas intervened and forcefully stopped the work on the model villages, threatening that they would not let the work start unless the government gives them a payment of compensation.
According to the residents of Chilas, hundreds of people went to Harpan Das where construction work on model villages was underway. “They were demanding assurance from the government to pay them compensation in return for their land,” a resident of Chilas said on Monday.
The protestors later gathered into a rally and complained that while people of Chilas were facing displacement, authorities were busy making money.
The construction work had been suspended till the filing of this report.