Sun. Nov 1st, 2020

Gojalis living in Gilgit worried about their region

by Ghulam Nasir and Zeeshan Ali

Gilgit, January 17: A group of people belonging to different villages of Gojal valley met at a local hotel in Gilgit city to discuss the situation being faced due to blockade of the Hunza River as a result of the Attabad landslide disaster.

The speakers expressed concerns over the delay being witnesses in releasing water from the disaster lake. Ali Qurban said that the delay would threaten life and property in Gojal valley by submerging villages. He also said that delay would bring more devastation as the volume  of water getting stored in the lake is increasing every hour.

It was decided that protests and press conferences would be held in Gilgit city to demand immediate action in this regard. Different committees were formed to mobilize people and resources for this purpose.

5 thoughts on “Gojalis living in Gilgit worried about their region

  1. Qurban sab do something for gojali came forward to exchange with youth in gojal and in Gilgit. There future is in danger, these days silent is not working share your voice with the rest of the world,.,
    Amin from Tokyo Japan

  2. IT WOZ BETER IF U OL HAVE MET DER A LITLE EARLIER,I THINK IMIDIATE PROTESTS MST B ARANGED,TO MAK AWER DE GOVT. ABOUT IT.

  3. I think this is a good gesture and this must be a wake up call for the government to realise that thousands of lives are being pushed into to yet another desperate situation becuase of the buearocratic approach and wait and see policy.

    It is time to be pragmatic instead of creating furtherrisks.

    SA

    1. thanks amin and faheem u all r rite ;why the govrnment can not get any step for relaize the water.the presdien and primeminster of pak take any step as soon as otherwise we can protesting .

  4. Its good to see Ali Qurban has organized a meeting of civil society members in Gilgit and demonstrated their concerns about the potential threat from the lake. Its over 15 days, yet no physical action has taken place to mitigate the potential threat from the lake to the settlements up and down stream Hunza River. The need is to take concreate action by the G-B government to ensure smooth flow of water fromthe lake. I guess mitigation esssential is mostly a missing link in disasters in our part of the world. We always wait and pay high cost for the disaster to happen. We should learn from live example of Attaabad.

    GECA members did meet in Rawalpindi on Sunday and discussed on he issue.

    I would requeste the Executive members of GECA to post the outcome of the meeting on Pamirtimes.

    Darjat

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