Hunza, April 23: Chairman, NALA met a delegation of the newly elected cabinet of Sost dry port trust in Gilgit. The delegation briefed Chairman on different burning issues at port and registered complaints about regular unnecessary interference from local administration in trust affairs.
The delegation has said that the former trust office bearers were violating the Bye-laws by not calling regular annual general meetings and the management has, deceptively, kept community lands as mortgage to receive 150 million rupees loan from Bank. The said loan, they said, had been used to fulfil personal needs by various kep players, including salient political leaders of the Hunza valley. The delegation informed Kaira that the port land is the property of trust and that i had not been leased out for 99 years to any specific family.
An official from local Administration also briefed Minister on Dry Port issue in front of the delegation. He also confirmed the mismanagement and violation of the rights of the real stakeholders.
Minister condemned the involvement of local administration in affairs of a private company and strictly instructed the local administration to stop such meddlings in future. He forwarded the case to home Secretary with instructions to facilitate the Sost Dry Port Trust new cabinet.
The delegation comprised of Mr Afsar Jan, President Sost Dry Port Trust, Mr Raza Muhammad, Vice President and Aziz Jan, Chairman UC Gojal-1 among others.