People in Skardu protested against the long power outages and a wheat shortage at Hussaini Chowk and chanted anti-government slogans.
The Baltistan Awami Action Committee called for the sit-in, which drew many political and social activists.
The Baltistan Awami Action Committee spokeswoman said Skardu faces 22-hour power disruptions in frigid weather.
Protesters chanted slogans decrying Gilgit-“indifference Baltistan’s to our pain.”
According to Najaf Ali, leader of the Awami Action Committee, and Ghulam Hussain Athar, president of the Anjuman Tajran-i-Skardu, subsidized flour has nearly disappeared from the market; the wheat shortage is another challenge.
They complained that elected officials ignore bread-and-butter issues and disappear when the people are in need.
Najaf Ali claimed that the entire local administration and the bureaucracy have flown to Islamabad to avoid public wrath.
The Awami Action Committee planned to hold a conference of key parties in Gilgit-Baltistan to reduce the people’s misery. However, it warned the demonstration might intensify if their demands aren’t met in 10 days.