Feb 06, 2009

Gilgit Baltisan: Miserable Life Condition

Active ImageChairman of Gilgit Baltisan demands relief package for the snow-affected areas.


Below is an article published by: Skardu.blogspot

“The masses of Gilgit Baltistan are living a miserable life due to severe cold and record snowfall, but the government has done nothing to help them resolve their miseries.”

These views were expressed by Manzoor Hussain Parwana, chairman of Gilgit Baltistan United Movement whilst talking to journalists at Skardu.

He alleged that many people in the region were dying of severe cold as there was no fuel available in the region aside from timber which was not available in any sufficient amount.

Health units established in various rural areas of the region lacked basic medicine and other health care facilities.

Heavy snowfall disrupted the transport system so people living in the far-flung rural areas had no chance of accessing secondary health care facilities in the district headquarters. Furthermore, food and other basic utilities were running out.

The chairman of Gilgit Baltisan United Movement demanded that the government create a relief package for the masses. “If Pakistan is not capable to running the affairs of the region, why it is clinging on to the region?” The chairman questioned.

Parwana slammed the bureaucracy and said the non-local officers were the primary cause for the mass difficulties. He said that non- locals had been given the reins to a region they had never visited before and had no understanding of the problems faced by the masses.