According to a press release issued by the PPP Hunza a delegation of the party comprising vice president Aziz Jan Nadir and Rozdarullah, a party worker, met the federal minister for communication Arbab Alamgeer Khan, in Islamabad. The minister was informed about irregularities in appointments in the Karakuram Security Force, raised for protection of the Chinese workers, expanding the Karakuram Highway.
The press release states that an influential official of the NHA has exploited official powers to employ hundreds of people from his native district, his own sect and ethnic background. It was brought in the notice of the minister that during the past few months over sixty posts had been created and filled in the NHA, Northern Areas, without proper advertisements in the regional press.
The delegation also informed the minister about the serious concerns of local people regarding compensating the loss and damage caused by expansion of the KKH.
Talking to Noor Muhammad of Pamir Times, Aziz Jan said that the overwhelming emphasis of Pamir Times’ readers on sorting out compensation issues of KKH, were the primary reason for their meeting with the Minister for communication. He told PT that the minister talked to concerned officials of the NHA on the spot and ordered them to submit a detailed report about all hirings made during the past six months in NHA, Northern Areas.
The minister has also assured the delegation that jobs will be given to youth of the region on priority basis. See also DAWN