Firing on the affectees is gross injustice: Haji Janbaz
Murder case should be registered against Mehdi Shah: Naji
Chief Minister under the spell of power-delusion: Noor-al-Ain
Police deteriorated the situation: Wazir Baig
Gilgit, August 11: Opposition leaders and members of the Gilgit – Baltistan Legislative Assembly have expressed shock and anger over the firing incident in Hunza Valley that led to the death of two IDPs, hailing from Ayeenabad village of Gojal.
Addressing a protest rally in Gilgit the leaders accused the government of failing to fulfil its basic responsibility; protection of the people of Gilgit – Baltistan.
“From Diamer to Punial and Skardu to Aliabad the police have used their power mercilessly, leading to the death of many citizens of GB and injuring many others”, MLA Nawaz Naji said. “Mehdi Shah shall apologize from the nation for failing to lead us and resign”, he demanded.
Former member of the legislative assembly, Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman, said that firing on protesters is the apex of cruelty and injustice. He said that people across GB would take to the streets against the PPP government in Gilgit – Baltistan. He has also demanded resignation of the chief minister, while asking for judicial investigation of the entire matter, to expose the truth.
Leader of the Opposition in GBLA, Bashir Ahmed Khan, has said that the GB government is responsible for the Aliabad incident. He has demanded of the President and Prime Minister to remove the “corrupt and inept government of Gilgit – Baltistan”.
In a press statement, the Health Minister of Gilgit – Baltistan, Haji Janbaz Khan, has condemned the violence and demanded justice for the affected people. He has said that the despite of the lapse of one year actions have not been taken to implement announcements made by various leaders for the people affected by Attabad Landslide and the resulting damming of Hunza River. It is pertinent to note that the Health Minister has never visited the region since the disaster and he has also failed to provide a doctor for the 25,000 affected people of Gojal Valley.
Former Advisor, Noor-al-Ain, in a press statement, has expressed shock over the firing incident. She has said that the Chief Minister is under spell of power delusions and can not see the sufferings of the affected people.
Wazir Baig, speaker GBLA and the elected representative of Hunza in GBLA, has said that the police are responsible for deteriorating the situation in the region.
There is a lot of anger against Wazir Baig and Mutabiat Shah, two representatives of Hunza valley in the GBLA. The protesters in Aliabad have demanded that the two should resign from their post for failing to defend their voters and supporters.