Gulmit, January 17: Syed Mehdi Shah, chief minister of Gilgit – Baltistan, visited the calamity hit Gojal Valley today along with GBLA member, Mutabiat Shah, and officials of Hunza – Nagar district administration.
The CM in a meeting with IDPs has said that two Army doctors, one male and one female, will be available to work at the civil hospital Gulmit. He has also said that within a month the hospital will be handed over to Bahria Foundation, an NGO run by a real state tycoon.
The CM, however, failed to update the local people about any permanent solution for the lack of health facilities in the geographically largest Tehsil of Gilgit – Baltistan.
Mehdi Shah also assured the local people that the dammed Hunza River will drained in a way that no new houses will be caused to submerge. He said that the drainage process will be completed in multiple stages to control potential damages.
DC Hunza – Nagar, Zafar Taj, said that he is in constant touch with the FWO personnel who are working on the spillway. He also assured the people that the rise in water level due to blockade of the spillway will not caused more destruction.
Mehdi Shah also met PPP workers and discussed various issues with them.
The local people thanked Mehdi Shah for visiting the valley and discussing their issues, as well as promising to resolve the issues.