Gilgit, May 21: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is scheduled to visit the calamity hit Hunza Valley today, as the lake drama tormenting thousands across the region nears an uncertain end.
High security measures have been put in place in Gilgit city, especially around the Gilgit airport. Barbed fence of the air strip has been covered with Shamyana to make the interior invisible.
Heavy contingents of police, Rangers and Northern Scouts have been deployed in the city for protection of the PM.
It is pertinent to note that this is the premier’s second visit of Gilgit – Baltistan. First he had come to win support for the PPP candidates during general election campaigns.
The local people have said that prime minister should have visited the region earlier. Many think that this visit may not be able to bring any relief to the people besieged by a lake for the past five months.