HUNZA, April 7: A gathering of people belonging to different walks of life and varied political backgrounds condemned the ‘slow pace of work’ being carried out to release water from the lake formed on Hunza River.
According to a press release participants of the gathering criticized the government for not being able to devise a rehabilitation plan for the displaced people of Attabad, Hunza despite of a lapse of three months since the January 4 disaster.
Speakers said that the need for developing a ‘national political platform’ in Hunza valley is need of the hour and the process needs to be expedited.
The gathering also criticized a comment attributed to the chief minister in which he had allegedly tagged the people of Hunza as ‘ungrateful’.
The decision of transferring Dr. Khawaja to THQ Gulmit was also condemned by the gathering, according to the press release. The participants demanded rescinding of the transfer order immediately.
The decision of ‘converting a veterinary hospital to DC house’ was also criticized and condemned. The decision was termed to be ‘a gift from the so-called democratic government’.
The nomination of PPP activists in village councils was also condemned and it was demanded that members of the village councils shall be selected in open community meetings, through consensus.
Inability of the government to pay compensation to people affected by the KKH expansion project was also condemned and criticized.
Prominent among those attending the meeting were Eng. Aman Ullah khan, Sultan Madad, Mujahid Ullah Baig, Ejaz Ullah Baig, Numberdar Mashghul Alam, Ghulam Murtaza, Ikram Ullah Baig and Salman Arif.