by Zulfiqar Ali Khan
HUNZA, December 08: “Nazir Sabir well deserves to become the first governor of Gilgit-Baltistan”. This was said by the senior leaders of the Hunza-Nagar chapter of Pakistan People Party in a meeting held on Monday in Aliabad Hunza. Those who participated the meeting included Lal Hussain; Senior Vice President PPP Hunza-Nagar, Fida Karim; President PPP Hunza, Karim ullah Baig; General Secretary, Aziz Jan; Senior Vice President, Ejaz Gilgiti; President PYO Hunza, Farman Razi; Vice President PYO and other party activists.
The party leaders appealed to the president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani and interim Governor Qamar Zaman Kaira to appoint Nazir Sabir as Governor in recognition of his meritorious services in projecting positive image of the country at international level.
They said Nazir Sabir is a senior PPP loyalist and has rendered meritorious services as Advisor for education in the assembly during the last PPP government. They said he is also a mountaineer of international acclaim who became a national hero as first Pakistani to climb Mt. Everest after scaling K2 and some other above 8000 meter peaks. The prestigious award of Sitara-e- Imtiaz conferred upon him by the Government is the proof of his services, they added. They said Mr Nazir Sabir had the honor to lead a student delegation from Hunza to call on Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutoo, Prime Minister of Pakistan at Islamabad in 1974.
He was also in good books of Shaheed Mohtarama Benazir Bhutoo who had wished him to become the member of PPP Central Executive Committee, they stated. They said, the nomination of Nazir Sabir as first Governor will prove to be a good omen for the communal peace and harmony in GB as he is also known as a peace activist equally acceptable to all sects and ethnic entities of the region.