Gilgit, May 4: Around two dozen members of the Raabta Committee Mutasireen-e-Gojal protested in front of the Gilgit – Baltistan Legislative Assembly building today to register their dissatisfaction over the government’s role in Attabad landslide disaster and the lake calamity. The protesters said that the government has not been able to move beyond issuing a vague notification regarding the calamity situation in Gojal valley. They condemned the ‘lack of action’ from government side.
The protesters also demanded judicial inquiry into the slow pace of excavation work on the lake barrier at Attabad. The protesters said that FWO was not able to achieve its target of reducing height of the lake barrier by 30 meters due to inefficiencies. “The barrier’s height has even not been reduced by 20 meters despite of completion of three months of constant work”, said a protester talking to Pamir Times. It is pertinent to note here that May 4 also marked completion of four months of the Attabad landslide disaster.
Chief minister and speaker of GBLA, also the elected representative of Hunza, promised to meet the demonstrators tomorrow and listen to their demands and concerns.
The group of demonstrators was being led by Muhammad Aslam.