Water level in Hunza’s dammed river has increased by around 10 feet during the last week. According to local people, temperature is gradually rising in the upstream valleys, causing increased discharge of water from glaciers and springs.
The local people have expressed fear that more houses might come under water because of Frontier Works Organization’s failure to lower the water level significantly, despite of working there for more than one year.
In the meanwhile, there are unconfirmed reports that during premier Gillani’s recent visit of China, the two governments have agreed to handover the task of lower the lake barrier to a Chinese company.
Reportedly, the Chinese company will also construct a “tourist facility” in vicinity of the lake, after bringing down the water level by around 100 feet.