Peace and harmony vital for progress, Mutabiat Shah

by Zulfiqar Ali Khan

HUNZA, December 8: “Peace and harmony is the key prerequisite for equitable and sustainable development of Gilgit-Baltistan,” said Mutabiat Shah, the newly selected technocrat member of the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA), from Hunza, while talking to media persons in Gilgit. He stressed the need to promote inter faith and cultural harmony while bringing all the stakeholders in a combine platform.

“The Government of PPP has empowered the people of GB through the recently announced package and it is on us here to pave ways for further steps from the federal government”, he said. While stressing the need for a coordinated and team work, he called for developing focused projects for changing life quality of the marginalized and left-out segments of the society. “The region has great potential of power generation which needs to be exploited to facilitate the development process in the region”, he noted. Mr Shah further said that the students of GB need to be given education according to the regional specificities which would further help in developing relevant human resources in the region.

He promised work with his other representatives of the region for promoting merit, through introduction of reforms in the prevailing ad-hoc and contract based systems in the region. He also expressed his resolve to capacitate media to function as watch dogs on legislators and the bureaucracy.

Outlining his plans for the future Mr Shah said that he will encourage civil society initiatives and will implement projects through grass root level institutions while utilising the experiences learnt during his decades engagement with Aga Khan Rural Support Programme. He said that the Local Support Organisations have the capacity to increase the effectiveness in service delivery and receiving mechanisms.

Mr. Mutabiat Shah also said that he will develop a consultation body of educated youth and professionals in order to multiply the benefits of development and prepare youth for the future leadership positions. Participatory style of development, he said, can take the local communities ahead in the race of development.

“Wazir Baig and I would work as a team”, he said, while talking about implementation of the PPP manifesto in Hunza valley. He said that nineteen portfolio projects, including obtaining additional seat for Hunza in GBLA, are their primary priority areas.

He also said that Gojal deserves the status of a sub – division within in the newly established Hunza – Nagar district. Efforts will be made to convince NHA to take over the roads of the far-flung Shimshal, Chipurson and Misgar valleys, he added. The approval of PC-IV of different health and education sector projects will ensure effective service delivery to the local communities, he said. Efforts will be made to develop sense of belonging among the youth and restoration of common image and prestige of Hunza valley.

He thanked the PPP high-ups in Islamabad, Gilgit and Hunza for entrusting him with the position. He said the people of Gojal have faith on the manifesto of PPP and will never forget the favours extended by PPP since the time of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.

Meanwhile, the Hunza chapter of PPP also thanked the President Asif Ali Zardari, PM Yousuf Raza Gilani, Governor Qamar Zaman Kaira and other party high-ups for their meritorious decision to select Mutabiat Shah as technocrat. They expressed hope that he will utilise all his capabilities for the development of GB.

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  1. A hearty congratulations to Mr. Mutabiat Shah for being selected as a technocrat member of GBLA and making history:)
    wish you best of luck with you future endeavors

  2. Congratulations Uncle Mutabiat, your selection to the GBLA will open a new chapter in the history of wakhi people.
    All the best

  3. Dear Uncle Mutabiat,
    Congratulations your selection to the GBLA and you will done a history as a first member of GBLA from all Wakhi community and wishes you all the best God bless you and enjoy the net task.

    Ali Aman Gojali

  4. My heartiest congratulations to our ‘very potential’ Finance Minister; he being a great leader of all the people in GB, is the most suitable person available for this Position
    Best wishes

  5. Cordial congratulations to Mr. Mutabiat Shah, to his family, the entire community of Gojal and Hunza for his selection as a technocrat for the Hunza constituency. Mr. Mutabiat Shah, being a highly capable and well experienced professional, desrved for the position who spent more than 30 years of his life in the development sectors serving at high positions. There is a clear message for those who are wise; for those, for is instance, who have no knoweldge and/or experience in the develoment sectors, but they appllied or claimed for the technocrat seats? They need to ponder over at least on the term technocracy.

    Second, Hunza is fortunate enough now that it got two most capable repsentatives/leaders (Mr Wazir Baig & Mr. Mutabiat Shah) that were proposed and supported, and brought to the logical end, especially by the people of the intenrnational borders’ region, Gojal.

    It is moment of serious deliberation now. We need to open our etyes. For instance, if if place of these two well educated, experienced and courageous representatives/leaders coming from the platoform of PPP, someone else had come, what would have been the outcomes?

    Now, there are high expectations of the people of HUnza from both these poltical leaders. We are confident that they would bring in use their knowledge, experience and skills in use not only to overcome the the expectations of the people in the constituency but rather to the entire Gilgit-Balstan level. God bless you both with ever success.

    Fazal Amin Beg

  6. Congratz to Mr. Mutabyat shah for the technocrat seat for hunza. He is the ideal person and deseve the position. He will better work with our elected Wazir Beg!

  7. Congratulations…. Indeed another lap of success for the poeple of Hunza and PPP

    Best Wishes Uncle


  8. My heartiest congratulations to Mr. Mutabiat Shah for being selected as member GBLA on Technocrate Seat. It is indeed very good to see such professionals being part of GBLA. With a vast experience at grass root level he knows the problems of people of GB. We hope and pray for his success in future.

  9. Congratulation uncle for your success and thaks to those persons who are behind your success.we are proud to have you in GBLA and hope you will serve the people of Hunza and Gilgit Baltistan beyond party afiliation and make a new trend in politics and development.As it is going to be a democratic society so you have to tolerate and accept the difference of opinion also.It is not necessary that we all think in the same direction,be aware of the opportunists and corrupt people and please keep them apart.
    No doubt about your knowledge and expertise but you have to face the tough challenges ahead like Establishment of educational institues like collegs and technical colleges,Hospitals with qualified medical and paramedical staff for 24 hour not just buildings of hospitals.Creation and facilitation in job hunt specially in public sector.
    Hope you will try your best and you will find people like us behind you on every positive step you take.

    Geye Jamhoryat

    Saleem Khan Saleem


  10. Dear Loopyor,
    My Heartiest Congrates for being Elected for the Technocrate Seat of GBLA God Bless You…

    Didar Karim
    Professional Development Facilitator

  11. My heart-felt congratulations to Mr. Mutabiat Shah for being nominated as a technocrat member of GBLA. You know very well the plight of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan. The economical policies to be initiated by this assembly need people like you. We are proud of you.
    wish you best of luck for your future endeavors.

  12. My heartiest congratulations to Mr. Mutabiat for being selected as member GBLA on Technocrat really deserve it and wish you best of luck.

    Barkat & family

  13. My heartiest congratulations to Mr. Mutabiat Shah for being selected as member GBLA on Technocrat Seat

  14. The region was in need of visionary leaders. we are hopeful now. Congratulations for your success.

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