by Zulfiqar Ali Khan
Hunza, October 27: The future GB assembly has been empowered to decide about additional seat for Hunza in Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly. This was stated by Wazir Baig, the PPP candidate, while addressing a public gathering in Aliabad Hunza on Tuesday. He said Hunza will get one each of Technocrats and Women seat in the assembly, if he won the election. The government of PPP was the first to declare Hunza as Additional district in 1974 which was later dissolved in Zia Regime but the then representatives of Hunza not opposed it, he said. He said the Shinaki parts of Hunza was given a combined seat with the Shinaki Hunza but we refused it by ourselves so blaming government for injustices are just to gain political benefits. He said the people of Hunza are more patriotic and loyal to Pakistan. He warned the people to not allow politics of violence in the peaceful Hunza valley. He said that he has a list of allegations against the former representative but he wants to avoid the politics of blame-game.
Addressing the gathering, Nazir Sabir requested the youth to project the educated and civilised face of Hunza to the world. “I am proud that as a native of a small village in Hunza I am projecting the liberal image of Pakistan all over the world”, he added. He said Wazir Baig has the capacity to not only lead the people of Hunza but the entire Gilgit-Baltistan. He condemned the Kashmiri leaders for opposing the Gilgit-Baltistan package and demanded provincial status for the region.
Sadia Danish, President of Women Wing of PPP Gilgit-Baltistan said the sacrifices of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto for the nation are a path to follow by the entire women.
Zulfiqar Ali Murad, candidate from Nagar 5, requested the people of Hunza to vote for Wazir Baig. He said after winning of the election they will play their role to harmonise the issues of mutual mistrust between Hunza and Nagar.
Representing the women of Hunza, Labiza Parveen said that the women of Hunza will vote PPP because they cannot ignore the sacrifices of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto. Those who addressed the gathering also included Nambardar Aslam, Fida Karim, Javed, Hajat Muhammad, Ghadir Shah and Aziz Jan.
Later addressing the youth in a local hotel Wazir Baig said Gojal deserves the new seat in all aspect. He said the youth should play their role to disseminate the philosophy of PPP at ever doorstep.