Governor Gilgit-Baltistan, Mr. Wazir Baig, visited the Aga Khan Gymkhana Karachi to meet youth of Hunza-Gilgit on 29th December, 2010. He was invited by the Hunza Gilgit Ismaili Students Federation (HGISF). A large group of youth belonging to the region had gathered to welcome their governor in the biggest Metropolis of Pakistan.
In a memorable gathering the honorable guest was welcomed by General Secretary and later President HGISF addressed the governor and raised some issues of concern on behalf of youth.
President HGISF demanded that the GB educational and job quota should be separated from Federally Administered Tribal Areas-(FATA). Transparency in recruitment of administrative staff was also demanded by the HGISF representative. The president also demanded of the governor to ensure 50 % induction of fresh blood into government set up to ensure efficient working of Government.
Hunza Gilgit Ismaili Students Federation also emphasized on early rehabilitation of disaster affected areas and requested the governor to speed up the process. The youth body also demanded for enhancements in scholarships amounts and number. Keeping in view the fact that a huge youth population is living in Karachi, the governor was requested to consider setting up hostels for male and female students of GB in Karachi.
Governor addressed the youth in a comprehensive speech, he emphasized the young generation to concentrate on their studies and get ready to take on leadership roles in near future. Answering to some of the requests made earlier by the President HGISF, he said that Government is very much concerned about upholding meritocracy in the local setup and monitoring bodies are set up to ensure merit.
While discussing the Attabad disaster he said that many plans are in the pipeline to permanently settle the IDPs of Attabad disaster and government is doing its best to ensure care for the people of district Hunza-Nagar.
He thanked Hunza Gilgit Ismaili Students Federation for a warm welcome and appreciated the efforts to unite youth of Gilgit Baltistan which will ensure prosperity of the region.