GILGIT: A committee has been constituted to execute the Chief Minister’s special package for the early rehabilitation of Gojal and upper Hunza with a grant of Rs10 million.

The committee headed by Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) Legislative Assembly Speaker Wazir Baig consists of four administrative secretaries of G-B including Secretary Planning and Development, Water and Power, Works, Education, Chief Engineer Public Works Department, Managing Director Northern Areas Transport Corporation and representatives of various NGOs engaged in rehabilitation operations in the isolated parts of upper Hunza and Gojal.

The committee held a meeting here to review pace of work on the Attabad Lake spillway.

Talking to APP here on Saturday, official sources said the speaker directed in the meeting that two intermediate colleges be established in Gulmit and Morkun, while middle schools in Chapursan, Shimshal, Misgar and Shishkat should immediately be upgraded to a higher standard.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 13th, 2011.