Gulmit, May 04: Internally Displaced People (IDPs) of Gojal Valley have refused to receive compensation cheques until documentation and verification of all the affectees is completed by NADRA and UBL team. Sitting outside a camp office in Gulmit, the Tehsil Headquarter of Gojal, the IDPs said that the authorities are trying to give some cheques and cards, while asking people to rectify errors in documents.
“The Tehsil administration and other officials have made errors in recording CNIC numbers of the IDPs and now the people are being asked to redo their document”, an IDP complained while talking to Pamir Times today. He said that the local people have bad experiences with the delaying tactics used in the past. “We will not take the Cheques and ATM cards until all the documentation issues
are resolved within five days, as promised by Wazir Baig”, other people said.
A group of IDP household heads staged a peaceful sit-in outside the office to record protest against further bureaucratic delays in disbursement of the funds.
“We have been waiting for more than a year and still these people have failed to straighten their documents”, another IDP said.
The officials of UBL and NADRA have been based in Gulmit to resolve the issues of documentation and start the process of fund distribution, but it seems that the process is going to take a lot of time, because there are several discrepancies in the records, an official told Pamir Times.