Reported by Amin Saif
Islamabad, January 25: Besieged by the inundation of KKH the people of Gojal valley are forced to travel in choppers out of and into the valley. There are some, it seems, who are flying for pleasure, including the friends of assistant commissioner of relief based in Gulmit, Gojal.
According to a report four commuters, belonging to Khyber, Sost and Shishkat, were forced out of a chopper at Ali Abad to make space for the friends and favorites of Gulimt based assistant commissioner, Usman.
“The AC gave us 100 rupees each from his pocket saying that due to some weight problem the chopper can’t fly us to Gilgit. As we disembarked and left fromt he helipad area other people climbed into the chopper and flew to Gilgit. None of them belonged to the affected area”, a passenger told Pamir Times on phone. The AC was also, reportedly, flying in the helicopter.
He protested against, what he called, “exploitative and manipulative manners of the commissioner” and appealed to the deputy commissioner and home secretary to take notice of the issue.