by Qasim Shah
Karachi, February 10: A delegation comprising of people belonging to Shishkat and Gulmit met MQM leaders at the party headquarter, 90, here in Karachi. The delegation asked MQM to raise the issues being faced by people of Hunza – Gojal in the national assembly and senate. Led by MQM’s leader from Gojal, Kamil Jan, the delegation comprised of seven people, three each from Shishkat and Gulmit.
Members of the delegation demanded of the MQM to take steps for declaring Gojal as a calamity hit area and start relief operations in the region. They also demanded deployment of more machinery and men for breaching the artificial lake formed on River Hunza that has partially submerged Ayeenabad ward of Shishkat and poses serious threat to other parts of Shishkat and low laying areas of Gulmit.
The delegation also demanded of the government to hold talk with the Chinese government to allow import of fuel and flour at subsidized rates.