By: Zulfiqar Ali Khan
Hunza, Nov 13: The Chief Executive NAs took a hard stance over the construction of Basha dam during the meeting of Executive Committee of National Economic Council. He said the reservation of the people of Northern Areas should be cleared before the construction. He said NWFP is trying to create controversies about the location of the dam in order to receive the royalty.
He said the dam would displace thousands of people and inundate thousands of land in Northern Areas whereas NWFP is happy to take the royalty. He warned for consequences, if started the construction without taking care of the rights and interests of the people of NAs.
He said the Northern Areas should be named as Gilgit-Baltistan, as the media has created confusion between the Northern Areas and the war-hit areas of NWFP.
Public circles have appreciated the bold stance of the CE about the important issue of the NAs.