by Mehmood Ali
As we are all are well aware about the ongoing disaster because of the Lake at Hunza river. Shiishkat village is first victim of the deadly lake which is gradually reaching Gulmit, Gulkin, Hussaini and up to Passu.
There were several press conferences and demonstrations by different political and social organizations and the government has not yet taken any notice and serious step to release the Hunza River Water.
The suggestions from the Japanese professor, to create a breach with the help of powerful gesso pumps, were delivered to the high level army officials and because of their lack of interest they refused to implement this proposal.
There is shortage of food and medicines and other basic items.
Boat service has been limited to few trips in recent days to save extra expenses.
The real question for all of us is, whether we will remain silent and become the victim of the negligence of the government and the media? Will all our institutions remain inactive and do nothing for the affected people? Is there any way to involve the international organization, UN, ICRC, Human rights organization?
In my opinion we should work out on the following options:
1-Conduct a conference for all the international organization, UN agencies, NGO’s and head of Embassies of major countries at Serena Hotel
2- Motivate electronic Media to highlight this issue
3-Approach Supreme court of Pakistan and request for enquiry about the ignorance
4-involve China government to work out on the release of water as FWO and NDMA are not capable to handel such a huge disaster
5-with the help of political parties force the government to declare Gojal valley Disaster Hit Area
6-with the help of international organizations, donor agencies and with the help of local people of Gojal valley try to install few pumps to pump up water from upstream to downstream so we can control the rising level of water as we have been assured from some NGO’s that they are willing to donate for the purchase of pumps.
These are some task we can work out to save our homeland from forever destruction.