Gilgit, August 19: According to information obtained 3rd day of October has been set as the last date for submission of candidature papers for NALA elections 2009. Election symbols will be allotted to the screened candidates by 17th October and polling is expected to take place on 12th November. The results will be officially announced on 14th November, according to a proposed plan reported by a regional Urdu Daily.
For preparation of voter lists registration and assistant registration officers have been appointed by the Election Commissioner, Gilgit – Baltistan. In Hunza, ward 6, the assistant commissioner, Zameer Abbas, has been appointed as the registration officer, while Tehsildar Amir Khan and Tehsildar Mir Alam have been appointed as assistant registration officers in ward 6. Similarly, in Nagar, war 4 &5, the assistant commissioners and Tehsildars have been appointed as registration officers.
It has become clear that contrary to the popular demands for increasing representation of Hunza Valley in NALA, from 1 seat to 2, no action has been taken. This inaction on part of the establishment is surely going to disappoints tens of thousands of people across Hunza Valley.