Gulmit, May 31: Chief Minister of Gilgit – Baltistan visited Tehsil Headquarter of Gojal today along with speaker GBLA, Wazir Shakil, Engineer Ismail and Muhammad Ali Akhtar, cabinet ministers.
The CM in his speech announced 30 lac rupees for construction of Operation Theater at the Tehsil Headquarter hospital, Gulmit. Let’s remind the readers that such announcements have been made umpteen times by two governors, the chief secretary, chief minister, speaker and all other high officials of Gilgit – Baltistan, as well as federal ministers.
The chief minister also said that all students of Gojal will get free education across Pakistan. He further announced money for the volunteers and boy scouts who are providing services in the village.
Despite of these announcements the enraged public gave a very tough time to the chief minister, demanding judicial inquiry against those responsible for ‘deliberate delay in excavation of the spillway’.
CM apologized from the people of Gojal for ‘weaknesses’ of his government. “We have tried our level best to resolve issues of the stranded people but if there were gaps then I apologize from the people of Gojal Valley”, he reportedly said.
Speaking earlier on behalf of the people of Gojal Abdul Waheed, a social activist, blasted the government for tormenting the youth of Gojal by registering cases against them and labeling them as “anti – state elements”. CM in his speech said that he is not aware of such cases and if such cases have been registered he would use his power to finish them.
Abdul Waheed also said that causes of the delay in excavation work need to be thoroughly investigated by a specially commissioned judicial bench.
Let’s inform our readers that Mehdi Shah has reportedly said that he is ready to face any judicial inquiry.
“The political actors can fulfill their desire of judicial investigation”, a local newspaper reported the CM yesterday.
Women who have lost their houses and land in the lake also used harsh words for the CM, questioning the role of GB government during the disaster.
It is pertinent to note that while speaker GBLA, Wazir Baig, was present during the public gathering he could not address the people despite of being an elected representative. Also present during the session was technocrat member of GBLA, Mutabiat Shah but he also did not address the public.
Hajat Muhammad, a PPP regional leader, could not complete his speech because of hooting from the public.