ISLAMABAD A large number of activists of Hunza Youth Front staged a protest demonstration in front of National Press Club, Wednesday, against the negligence of the government to provide relief to the victims of Atta Abad area of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B). The protesters were demanding immediate and appropriate relief arrangements for the victims. They termed delay in relief activities as sheer negligence on part of the authorities concerned. Addressing the gathering, Noor Zaman of Hunza Youth Front condemned the criminal silence of newly-elected Chief Minister of Gilgit Baltistan, Syed Mehdi Shah, who did not pay heed to a severe human crisis. He said that Rs0.2 millions for the victims exposed the negative mentality of the rulers. He was of the view that losses were many times higher than the amount fixed but the government only stopped short of taking eyewash measures. Hundreds of houses in Atta Abad were destroyed while many people were killed while the survivors still sought crucial help. No one was there to help them out. A group of students hailing from Gilgit-Baltistan also joined the demonstration and delivered speeches. One of the students representatives said there was dire need to provide relief to victims on emergency basis. He said that mere promises would not help the fatalities, as still a large number of the victims were seeking considerable assistance from the government. The participants of the protest demo were holding placards inscribed with slogans like 'Help the Victims 'Shame Shame, as still many people of the area were left to the mercy of God. They also chanted slogans in favour of their demands.