by Farman Karim Baig
Gulmit, April 9: Heads of different departments of the government of Gilgit – Baltistan, deputy commissioner and assistant commissioner of Hunza – Nagar and police officials held two separate meetings with the community leaders in Gulmit today.
One of the meetings was attended by members of the Ismaili regional council in which various issues related to the tension existing in Gojal valley due to the prolonged blockade of the entire valley were discussed.
A separate meeting was also held with Numberdars of different villages to discuss a protest deadline of 11 April issued by demonstrator the other day. The officials, reportedly, told the local leaders that newly appointed governor of Gilgit – Baltistan, Dr Shama Khalid, would be visiting Gojal valley in a couple of days to observe the situation as well as to make announcements for resolution of various issues faced by the local people. Journalists were not allowed to cover the meeting.
The Numberdards have reportedly promised a warm welcome for the first local governor of Gilgit – Baltistan. “She is a daughter of Gilgit – Baltistan and we are proud of her”, a participant of the meeting told this scribe after the meeting was over. “We will give her a traditional warm welcome”, he further said.
A couple of days ago technocrat member of GBLA, Mutabiat Shah, had told a gathering that the governor would soon be issuing the notification for calamity hit status during her visit to Gojal valley. He has also, reportedly, said that the governor would also notify upgrading of two high schools to intermediate colleges during her visit.