The otherwise active representative of GB at many fronts, including defense, high mountain sports, cultural exchanges, civil society organization, development, and above all education; the world’s renowned high mountain society successfully embracing the nuances of information, communication and technology; the emblem of peace on earth; HUNZA could not find a space in the game of chairs at the center of governance in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Albeit for a short period of time, this setup is going to have an everlasting impact on the politics of GB in the forthcoming election and beyond. This is what the politics of the country tells us. Let us be clear that if we do not give it a serious thought, we will be facing trouble in the future. We have not forgotten the landslide of Attabad and the politics around that which multiplied the effects of the one-time natural disaster to a man-made disaster full of misery. Let us think wisely and find out the reasons and come out of the myopic mode of thinking.
This is high time to come forward and think collectively while forgoing the little issues that suffice to weaken us despite many of our strengths. If we keep blaming others, that equates to wild hue and cry and no one is going to pay heed. We have to make it a point and think of the reasons of such a treatment which is not being even practiced by strep-mothers today!
In a fragile economic and political arena engulfed by hypocrisy and corruption, our education, civility and politeness has no value. This is perhaps the biggest weakness we have. That is how people perceive us because even when we raise voice, there are enough forces inside out to impede us from claiming our right or at least to say what is wrong and what is right. So we have a choice today. Follow blindly what is going on and don’t utter a single word…which we have been doing so far. OR understand your weaknesses, capitalize on your strengths make one voice to say—we are also the citizens of this land. We have been contributing so much to this land. We are also sensible and capable enough to be in the leadership. We also have some rights in line with our responsibilities.
So Now—-or Never! The voice has to be raised. Not violently, not destructively and not to offend anyone. But to make the authorities realize that when it comes to representation; it doesn’t mean that you just multiply the highest literate society with ZERO. What could be the grounds to do that? Such a society does not need anything? With the highest literacy, poverty and all other issues have come to zero? There is no capable leader who could sit on one of those 12 chairs and utter something otherwise sensible? So, the youth, the opinion makers, thinkers, leaders, entrepreneurs, ladies and gentlemen from all the three belts of Hunza…….
It is clear there is a wrong number!!! Come out and just raise your voice gently, politely yet STRONGLY!