The second anniversary of Attabad Landslide disaster will be observed by residents of Hunza Valley tomorrow, January 4, across Pakistan. Rallies, protests and a seminar have been planned to mark the day when the village of Attabad fell down and filled the Hunza Gorge, leading to destruction of Karakuram Highway and four upstream villages.
Karachi – The Save Hunza Gojal Committee has planned a “peaceful rally” at the Karachi Press Club, tomorrow at around 2 O’clock in the afternoon. The organizers are expecting that GBians living in Karachi will participate in the rally in large numbers and make it a success, an organizer told Pamir Times.
Gilgit – The Mutasreen-e-Gojal Rabita Committee (RMCG) is planning to organize a conference on the unending issues being faced by the residents of Hunza valley due to the issues of IDPs, a blocked road and submerged villages.
Islamabad – In the Federal Capital, Progressive Youth Front (PYF) is organizing a protest demonstration in front of National Press Club, at 03 PM, party workers informed Pamir Times. The demonstration will continue till the evening and towards the end the activists will organize a “vigil” in memory of the 19 people, who were killed on January 4, Scout Shehzad Shaheed and the two protesting IDPs, father and so, who were shot dead by police in Aliabad on August 11, 2011.
The issue of ‘arbitrary detention’ of political activists, including PYF leader Baba Jan Hunzai will also be highlighted by speakers.
Hunza – Protests and gatherings are also being organized in different parts of Hunza Valley to highlight the issues faced by thousands of people since January 4, 2010.