Chief Executive of the Northern Areas administration has demanded, in a letter addressed to the Chairman NHA, that all affectees of the planned KKH expansion shall be compensated according to international standards. He has demanded that since the KKH is an international trade route all countries involved in trade on the route shall compensate the affected people.
Mr Ghazanfar has said that compensating the affectees according to the national laws will be unjust and tantamount to oppression of the already deprived public of region. This reaction from the chief executive came after a delegation of the would-be affectees contacted him, showing apprehension that the compenstaion being planned may not be equal to the loss of precious land.
In the mean while the first contingent of Chinese engineers has arrived in Gilgit to start expansion work on the ‘eighth wonder of the world’.