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Hunza: Jiyalas give cold-shoulder to Gilgit-Baltistan governor

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Hunza, November 3: The PPP leaders and Jiyalas gave cold-shoulder to Syed Pir Karam Ali Shah, governor of Gilgit-Baltistan, during his visit of the region today. The party workers did not show up in significant numbers at the centennial celebrations of Government Boys Model School Karimabad, where the governor had arrived as chief guest. He was also not received by the party workers on his arrival in the valley.

The popularity of Pakistan Peoples Party has been nose-diving in the Hunza valley. People are not happy because of injustice with families of the two IDPs who were ruthlessly killed by police on 11 August 2011, while the Chief Minister was visiting the region. The random arrests of innocent people, torturing of hundreds in prisons, detentions and taunts of “thanklessness” by senior party leaders, including the party’s spokesman in Gilgit-Baltistan, Rana Nazeem, have crippled the party’s position in the region.

The sense of deprivation is also increasing because the people’s demand of increased representation in the GBLA has fallen on deaf ears, despite of umpteen promises and assurances given by senior party leaders, including former premier, Yusuf Raza Giliani and former interim Gilgit-Baltistan governor, Qamar Zaman Kaira.

The demand for administrative reforms in the region, by upgrading Gojal Tehsil to the level of sub-division has also not received any attention from the rulers. Lack of medical facilities, shortage of water, power failures and a general sense of economic deterioration are also prevalent in the entire valley.

The people of Hunza Valley were expecting some announcements regarding administrative and electoral reforms during the recent visit of Raja Pervez Ashraf, but their expectations were ruined.

The Jiyalas and the people of Hunza are also upset because the governor did not visit the region after the Attabad landslide disaster.

The message given by the Jiyalas to GB Governor might be indicative of the fact that PPP has lost a lot of ground in the valley despite of being at the helm of power, for more than three years.

4 thoughts on “Hunza: Jiyalas give cold-shoulder to Gilgit-Baltistan governor

  1. It is good to read that Jiyalas have adopted a very progressive approach during the visit of Governor GB. We all have to realize that our mother land, its sufferings, its development and integrity should come first. It is important to understand that PEOPLE or areas are not made for parties, parties are made for PEOPLE and or areas. Well done once again, you have given a very strong message to the current leaders.

  2. I do not see any sympthy of Gonvernor for the affectees of Atta Abad Lake. After the incident when he was approached for land to settle the affectees. His answer was “I am fedup of Hunzutch who are already in Ishkoman then why should we spare some land for the affectees” I quote words of Mir Ghazenfer.

  3. The ppp govt has totally failed to deliver good governance on national as well as on provincial specially GB, I am sure people of Gb will kick out this party in next tenure , it has increased their misreas rather then improving the life style.

  4. I think this is not something unexpected. The DUMMY peer or socalled Governor’s behavior towards the people of Hunza have always remained cold and unpleasant. If we recall his first comment and press conference at Qaid Mazzar Karachi after holding the seat of Governor, regarding Attabad Disaster exactly reflected his enmity with Hunza people as he said “This disaster that did happened in Hunza is due to their deed and they should come out of their bad doing. In July 2012 after returning from China he was welcomed by the notables of Gulmit and discussed the sufferings of the affactees of Gojal, particularly the discharge of water but what he did when he met the PM Pervez Ashraf and suggested him to stop further working on the spillway to make it a permanent dam to generate electricity despite the fact that after detail feasibility by Central China Team the idea of dam was completely rejected on two grounds. 1. due to active slide area. 2. our river is the largest producer of silt/sand. The people of Hunza should know their friends and enemies and should work hard to bring Hunza back on track.

    Khudadad Alidad
    Charlotte North Carolina USA. .

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