The results of the elections came out as expected, and subsequent hue and cry over it was also foreseen. But the important thing is to learn from the mistakes and general trends of the politics in Gilgit Baltistan. Political parties need to survive in Gilgit Baltistan to organize their party structures in the region and discourage the fashion of electables. Also, it is essential that the hopes and aspirations of the region must be fulfilled by rulers to remain relevant in the region.
The rising cases (most of them go unreported) of suicide among the people between the ages of 14 – 35 is alarming. Reasons amongst the youth are the failure or not performing too well academically, unable to pursue further studies to improve career prospects due to financial instability, lack of support to discuss everyday stresses, etc. Depressive and suicidal thoughts are still considered a major taboo in our society, and people feel utterly reluctant to voice their anxieties and troubles. Families are still hesitant to speak and hide or twist factors about their beloved’s death because of the stigma it causes.
Situated in the midst of The Himalayas and the Karakorum Ladakh “the land of high passes” holds a history well