HUNZA, January, 12: The Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan yesterday visited the landslide devastated Attabad village in Hunza and the camps established for the displaced persons in Altit. He distributed cheques among the heirs of the 6 people whose dead bodies have been not yet recovered from the beneath of the debris.
Addressing the gatherings at the occasion, he assured the support of the Government in the rehabilitation of the displaced people. “The Government will not impose any decision but the rehabilitation plan will be developed according to the wishes of the affected people”, he said. He further announced to construct a jeep-able road from Attabad to the Salmanabad village and an operation theatre in Gulmit hospital to deal emergencies in Gojal-Upper Hunza isolated due to the blockade of KKH. He directed the Secretary education, Iqbal Rassol to ensure facilities for the students of the affected areas.
He applauded the efforts of the district management and other organizations for providing immediate and effective rescue and relief after the incident.
Later on the CM met with a delegation of the affected people and discussed in details the options for their future resettlement. The Affected people appealed to provide a financial package so that the affected families could make alternate arrangements.
The Speaker Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly Wazir Baig thanked the government for giving quick response in paying the relief package to the affected families. He assured the affected people for an immediate rehabilitation plan.