Gilgit, May 14: Prime Minister Gillani’s official tour of the disaster hit parts of Hunza valley did not take place for unclear reasons. All arrangements had been made to welcome the premier.
It is interesting to note that the authorities refused to issue passes to local journalists for covering the prime minister’s visit.
The refusal to issue passes is being seen as an attempt on part of the authorities to hide ground realities from the prime minister. The troop of urban journalists who usually accompany dignitaries know little or nothing about the local situation, most of the time.