Islamabad, October 10: Hajat Mohammad, 48, a seasoned political activist from Moorkhoon, Gojal, has recently been appointed the secretary general of PPP, Hunza – Nagar district. A notification has been issued by the PPP central leadership in this regard. Hajat is also a candidate for LA 6, Hunza 6. He has applied for party ticket, which is expected to be awarded within twenty four hours.
“Party ticket is my right”, he told this scribe. “I have worked for PPP since 1970, and played a major role in success of Nazir Sabir and Wazir Baig’s first term, as chief organizer of thier election campaigns”, he said. Now he wants to contest for the legislative assembly seat as a PPP candidate. He has served as a member of district council once and lost the election to Shehbaz Khan of PML (Q) during the last election.
“I have worked with Advocate Johar”, he recounts from the past. “He was a great leader who had clear vision and crisp determination for creation of a democratic society in Gilgit – Baltistan”. Hajat was jailed on 1st May 1986 along with his companions, under article 506, for organizing and leading a protest for the political rights of Gilgit – Baltistan in Sost, Gojal. “They wanted to persecute me as a traitor of the state”, he said.
Hajat also said that he is among the founding members of HERP (Hunza Educational Resrouce Project). He has also helped creation of educational, cultural and social welfare socities in Gojal and Hunza valley.
“I am a senior member of the party and my experience in the field of practical politics is immense. I have dedicated my entire life for political activism and spreading the ideas of PPP”, he said. He hopes that based on seniority, experience and services for the party he would be getting the party ticket. “But if they don’t award me the ticket, I would follow party discipline and accept the decision”, he says.