Gilgit, January 29: Forty two newly created vacancies in the Hunza-Nagar Excise and Taxation department have been declared null and void and all the positions have been cancelled.
According to details, the GB Finance Secretary has asked Muhammad Ali Yogvi, Secretary for Excise and Taxation, who had joined hands with Muhammad Ali Akhtar GB Finance Minister to create the vacancies, to cancel all of them.
There was fear that the Finance Minister, who is himself involved in Chinese trade, would appoint his cronies and favorites in the department for future gains.
The GB Finance Minister is also being accused of appointing 22 people from his constituency without any test or interview on vacant positions created for the entire Hunza-Nagar district.
People in Hunza Valley and the second constituency of Nagar Valley, from where Mirza Hussain was elected MLA, have threatened to come on the roads if the allegedly illegal appointments were not cancelled.
The local people are demanding fair distribution of the jobs on the basis of merit, demand which is not going well with the corrupt ministers and their supporters.
The silence of GBLA Speaker Wazir Baig and MLA Mutabiat Shah in this regard is also being questioned by the people of Hunza Valley.