February 27, 2008: A ten member delegation of the Gulmit Organization for Local Development visited Gilgit to meet the chief executive and government officials and discuss various issues of public interest. Led by Afzal Khan, Chairman of the organization, the delegation met Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Chief Executive Northern Areas, Secretary Education and Director of Educaiton Department Gilgit.Issues related to health, education, communication and irrigation were discussed during the meetings.
Although a 10 bed hospital has been established in Gulmit, the tehsil headquarter, there is acute dearth of trained staff in the hospital, the chief executive was told. The delegation demanded that this hospital shall be properly staffed. They demanded an answer within a weeks time, in this regard.
Similarly violation of rules in appointments at government girl high school, related to employees below BPS -9, were discussed with the Secreatary Education, Director Education and Chief Executive. According to goverment rules all hirings below the said scale have to be of people belonging to a particular union council but in the case of F.G. Girls High School, Gulmit, this rule has not been followed. The delegation demanded that such illegal hirings shall be annuled and fresh appointments made, according to the established rules. It was also revealed during these meetings that science teachers hired for at higher pay scales, although drawing their pays from the high school in Gulmit, were working in other schools.
Other issues related to water channels, bridges and link roads were also discussed with these government officials and representatives. Numberdar Bai Nazar, Shaban Ali, Sultan Aziz, Mrs. Rauf, Mrs. Karim, Sarbaz Khan, , Muhammad Ali, Sajad Ahmad and Faqeer Karim, cluster GSL, were some of the members of this delegation.