Our Special Correspondent
The new managment of Silk Route Dry Port, Sost, was ready to take oath to office at a local hotel in Karimabad, Hunza, when Eman Shah, a district councilor from Shinaki – Hunza along with hundreds of his supporters stormed the hotel, in a bid to sabotage the event. Eman shah was a director in the previous managment setup of the border town dry port. He is also the vice-chairman of Gilgit District Council.
A large number of police were deployed by the local administration to control the situation. Amid tight security the new management took the oath to office. However, the oath taking ceremony might prove to be futile because a powerful lobby backed by the Cheif Executive of Northern Areas Legislative Assembly has been able to get a “status-quo” order from a local court against transfer of administrative authority at the dry port.