Muzaffarabad (Pakistan occupied Kashmir): People held massive protests in different places across Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) demanding an end of the exploitation of natural resources by Islamabad. They took to the streets of Muzaffarabad demanding Pakistan to stop diverting the waters of the Neelum River to Punjab province.
Due to an elaborate scheme by Pakistan, people have been deprived of their water lifeline, Neelum River. Pakistan has changed its course to Punjab province and in the process dried up the river even in the middle of the monsoon season. A large number of people also joined a massive protest against water shortage.
They shouted slogans against WAPDA (Water and Power Development Authority), which generates power from PoK and supply it to Pakistan’s Punjab and other provinces.
In Pakistan occupied Kashmir, the people have been facing hours long power cuts.