Gilgit, April 15: Chairman of the NDMA, General Farooq, had announced a few weeks back that water from the lake formed on Hunza River will be drained out by April 17. As anticipated by informed circles then the publicly promised deadline could not be honored.
According to NDMA website over 167 000 cubic meters of landslide debris has been excavated so far out of the 196 000 targeted. The excavation work being carried out by FWO is expected to reduce height of the lake barrier by 30 meters. However, the NDMA website does not provide any information about the height reduction.
Informed sources have told Pamir Times that after reaching the targeted height reduction FWO might consider further excavation if the situation allows.