Gilgit, August 31: World renowned mountaineer and the first person to defeat Ghazanfar Ali Khan in Hunza, Nazir Sabir, has announced that people of Hunza will boycott the upcoming elections if the promised additional seat is not notified.
“While we rejoice our identity back, and only a tiny part of the well deserved political rights along with rest of the people of Gilgit – Baltistan, yet again the people of Hunza, Ghizar and Shigar remain deprived of additional constituencies”, reads a message sent out by Nazir Sabir.
He further said, “We strongly demand our right to two seats in the provincial assembly before the elections”. The bold statement and stand by Nazir Sabir is being taken as a welcome step and a positive change by various circles who are disappointed by the ineffective role played by the present representative of Hunza, Ghazanfar Ali Khan.
While Sabir is known for his mountaineering skills the world over, in Hunza valley his reputation as an iconoclast political hero transcends all other identities. He is highly respected among the young and old people, alike.
His decision to boycott the elections will have profound impact on voters.