Ch Barjees Tahir Directs Chief Secretary GB to Take Measures to Meat Possible Catastrophe of Miachar Lake in Hunza-Nagar

February 10, 2014

Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan, Ch Muhammad Barjees Tahir, has directed Chief Secretary Gilgit-Baltistan to take precautionary measures in advance in order to avert the imminent calamity expected in the wake of crack developed in mountain in Hunza-Nagar near Miachar village close to Raka Poshi. A wide range of Karakoram Highway is expected to be submerged if such a situation develops. 600 to 700 houses and thousands of people will be at jeopardy in this case. 

A delegation of PML-N (GB) called on Federal Minister and presented their demands which included creation of new seats in Legislative Assembly and establishment of district headquarters of district Hunza-Nagar besides Miachar Lake. Federal Minister said that their government was working to improve the lot of the people and developing the indigenous resources of the province for the sake of sustainable development. On the demand of establishing district headquarters for Hunza-Nagar, Federal Minister said that their government does not like to interfere in the matters of provincial governments. They like to work within the provisions of constitution in order to provide maximum benefit to the people. Promotion of best practices and strengthening of institutions was the prime objective of PML-N’s government, he added. He apprised the delegation about the steps taken to develop tourism industry and shared his vision regarding development of means of communication for the people of Gilgit-Baltistan.