Gilgit, March 19: Gojal has been declared a calamity hit area to help the poor people cope with the economic and other challenges posed by the lake formed as a result of Attabad landslide disaster and not to benefit the rich defaulters. These views were expressed by chief minister of Gilgit – Baltistan during an event held at a local hotel today here in Gilgit.
He further said that the decision to declare Gojal valley as calamity hit has been taken recently keeping in view sufferings of the local population and the people should allow the government some time to take necessary actions required for providing more relief to the disaster hit area.
He also said that election to GB council has been completed successfully and formation of cabinet will soon be completed and a fully functional government will be put in place to resolve issues of the local people.
Also present at the occasion were speaker, deputy speaker and members of the Gilgit – Baltistan Legislative Assembly. Deputy commissioners of Hunza – Nagar and Gilgit district were also present among other government officials.