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Pervez Ashraf reaching Gilgit today, will inaugurate KKH realignment work

Gilgit: Police and paramilitary forces have cordoned off a road ahead of the prime minister's visits

Gilgit: Police and paramilitary forces have cordoned off a road ahead of the prime minister’s visits. Photo: Mon Digital

Asim Iqbal & Our Correspondent 

Gilgit, September 28: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf will pay one day visit to Gilgit Baltistan today.It is his first visit to the region.PM wil perform the ground breaking of an 282 million dollar project for the re-alignment of 25 km long section of Karakoram Hihgway.The new road would replace a section of the existing road, submerged in an artificial lake created by a massive landslide in the Hunza river, at Attabad in 2010.

The PM will also address the joint session of GBLA and GB Council. He is also expected to meet members of the Masajid board.

GB finance minister, Muhammad Ali Akhtar, talking to media said that he would request the PM for provision of funds for war against terrorism in the region.

Preparations have also been made in Hunza valley to ensure successful visit of the Prime Minister Pervez Ashraf. Helipads have been constructed near the barrier of the dammed Hunza River. The prime minister will inaugurate the repair and realignment work on the Karakoram Highway which was destroyed by the Attabad landslide and the dammed water of Hunza River. The disaster, besides killing at least 19 people, had displaced thousands others from the village of Attabad, Ayeenabad, Shishkat and Gulmit, mostly in the upstream areas of Gojal Valley.

Comprehensive security measures have been taken by the law enforcing agencies ahead of the PM’s visit.

2 thoughts on “Pervez Ashraf reaching Gilgit today, will inaugurate KKH realignment work

  1. Millions of rupees are expected to spent on this kind visit of PM. we are unable to say anything before the closer of this visit.But before this visit PM Gillani and Kiyani have honour to visit this site.As it is mention here that he is relocating the KKH on the lake(and this will take more than three to four years to complete the 25 KM road only).
    On the other hand the people of upper Hunza are in serious trouble from last two years. More than thirty thousand population are without a single doctor and in case of any emergency there is nothing available to this region.So we are expecting some sort of good news from this visit(expecting not sure).

  2. Does a PM really knows this kind of technical work? and is it that important to inaugurate the realignment of the KKH portion and what is the reason for not draining the blocked river instead of such a huge spending’s not only on the forthcoming work but for the useless visits.
    Shame on our leaders to enjoy watching the sufferings of our people specially those who live in the upper Hunza valley.

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