Islamabad, January 22: According to a press statement issued by Shebaz Khan, former member of district council Gilgit, the chief minister of Gilgit – Baltistan has said that there is no immediate need to get international help for rehabilitation of the people directly and indirectly affected by the Attabad disaster.
According to the press statement Shebaz met Syed Mehdi Shah today at the Gilgit – Baltistan house, here in Islamabad. Views were exchanged regarding rehabilitation and relief for the victims and survivors of Attabad disaster during the meeting.
Shebaz has asked the chief minister to remind interim governor about his promise to lay off smaller loans in the disaster hit area. He has also said that till release of water from the lake, the economy of Gojal would be completely destroyed.
“The government shall lay off small loans from Ahmedabad to Chipursan and declare the region calamity hit”, states the press release.