Gilgit (PoK), Dec 24 :
A 'shutter down' protest was observed in Gilgit against the illegal taxes being imposed in the region by the Government. People from all walks of life in Gilgit-Baltistan were out on the streets shouting and protesting against the unjust and the immoral taxes slapped over them. The local economy has suffered a setback as shops and markets remain shut. The region of Gilgit-Baltistan, which finds no place in the constitutional framework of the Pakistan has been meted out with state sponsored barbarism for years and this illegal levying of taxes have just added to the woes of local people.