Suggests building hotels at dammed Hunza River to promote tourism
Hunza, December 15: Nawaz Sharif visited Hunza Valley the other day to distribute compensatory cheques among the IDPs of Attabad whose families had been killed in the fatal landslide of January 4, 2010. He presented cheques worth PKR 500,000 among the affected families.
Speaking to journalists during the visit Nawaz Sharif said that he would oppose imposition of tax in the GB region.
He also said that the government has failed to provide an alternate to the Karakuram Highway, parts of which are under the dammed Hunza River.
The former prime minister also made the oft repeated claim that he would develop the Gilgit – Baltistan region after coming to power.
Nawaz Sharif also visited the flood affected villages of Karis, Thalay and Qumrah in Baltistan. He announced construction of five model villages in different parts of GB.
He also suggested that hotels should be constructed on the banks of dammed Hunza River to promote tourism. However, he did not make any significant comment about drainage of the dammed river.
During a meeting the former chief executive of NALA, Ghazanfar Ali Khan, briefed the visiting leader about the difficulties being faced by the people of Ayeenabad, Shishkat and Gulmit in particular and Gojal Valley in general due to blockade of the KKH and damages to property. He also thanked Nawaz Sharif for fulfilling his promise by compensating the Attabad IDPs.