Islamabad, September 9: Former member of the district council Gilgit from Gojal valley and a contestant in the GBLA general elections, Raja Shehbaz Khan, has thanked the Chinese government for sending relief goods for the disaster affected people of Gojal valley.
He said that around 2,000 tons of relief goods have already been received at Khunzhrav Pass, while more trucks are awaited.
“It is shameful that some elected representatives are trying to sell the fuel obtained as relief”, he said while talking to Pamir Times. He threatened to expose the leaders if they did not change their mind. “The relief items can not be sold”, he said. He further said that if the fuel is sold then the money obtained shall be spent on welfare of the people of Gojal only.
Shehbaz also thanked the Pakistan Army for facilitating the disaster affected people. “Pakistan Army will have to play an important role to ensure transparency in safekeeping and distribution of the relief items”, he said.
Shehbaz also said that his personal efforts to obtain the relief goods are a proof that he wants to serve the people. “Even in January 2010 I had obtained relief goods for Gojal but the chief minister and speaker refused to accept the goods”, he said.
Shehbaz also said that the relief goods have been sent by the people of China for the people of Gojal (Hunza). “Hunza has a 900 year old relationship with China and our friendship is stronger than the Himalayas”, he said. “No party or individual can claim credit for bringing the relief goods because it is from the people of China to the people of Hunza”, he further said.