As per credible sources, Hasnain Ramal a well known social media activist had been arrested by the local law enforcement authorities for being
very vocal in highlighting public issues related to Gilgit-Baltistan including CPEC on social media. Police while denying the arrest said, Ramal was only detained for raising political, national and basic human rights’ issues of Gilgit-Baltistan on social
Leaders of the Awami Workers Party Gilgit-Baltistan (AWP-GB) and AWP Rawalpindi-Islamabad chapter said that the government is allowing terrorist outfits to
operate in the country without any hindrance on the one hand, while on the other, progressive, nationalist and human rights activists are being victimized for raising their voices for their fundamental national, political and democratic rights peacefully.
They demanded his immediate release as also of the other nationalist and progressive political activists.
They also expressed concern over rising incidents of enforced disappearances in Sindh, Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan