by Farman Karim
Gulmit, October 8: “If the candidates want to share their election manifesto they shall meet the community and youth in public gatherings. The candidates shall avoid wall chalking in the region, disturbing the natural environment”.
These views were expressed and agreed on during a meeting between a group of youth of Gulmit and some election candidates. It was also agreed that the parties thatavoid this code of conduct would lose votes and support of the youth, by default.
The group of youth also demanded a separate seat for Gojal valley in the Gilgit – Baltistan Legislatitve Assembly, on the basis of Tehsil division. They said that the demand for a single additional seat for Hunza is unrealistic, so the campaign shall be to increase repreentation of Hunza in the assembly to at least three seats, one each for Gojal, Kunjud and Shinaki.
They argued that with an unofficial population of over 100,000 people Hunza’s needs would not be fulfilled by a single additional seat.