Gilgit, June 3: Opposition leaders in the Gilgit – Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) thrashed the government for ‘negligence’ on resolution of the Hunza Lake disaster.
On first day of the assembly’s fresh session the opposition leaders demanded judicial inquiry against the government of GB, FWO, NDMA and other responsible organizations for not being able to attain the planned 30 meter reduction in height of the lake barrier. Delays in resolution of the issues being faced by displaced people of Attabad Hunza have also been criticized by the members of GBLA.
The government’s moment of embarrassment was speech of education minister Dr. Ali Madad Sher, a PPP Jiyala, in which he said that all decisions are made by the bureaucracy but the government is made accountable for mishandling of the situation. He also demanded judicial inquiry into the matter to expose the ‘real” culprits, meaning bureaucracy.
Two resolutions about making the jobs of contractual staff permanent and creation of two new magistracies (Tehsils) in Gilgit district were also passed during the session.