Gulmit, June 23: With rise in temperature and the resultant melting of ice, the water level in dammed Hunza River has started rising again. Recently resurfaced areas in Gulmit went under the water again. The water level is likely to increase more as the temperature keeps raising till the end of July or Mid August.
The Frontier Works Organization’s second attempt to lower the water level had completely failed, resulting in only 2-4 feet of height reduction.
The local people have expressed frustration and disappointment over the situation. The demand for removing FWO from the drainage task and engaging an expert and equipped team, most probably Chinese, is increasing the region, with the GB Chamber of Commerce and Industries also putting their weight behind the demand.
The government, however, is tight-lipped over the issue.