Gilani directs Wattoo to visit Hunza


Express May 10, 2010

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has directed the Minister for Industries Mian Manzoor Wattoo to immediately visit Hunza and devise a strategy to provide relief to the people of the area.

Gilani issued the ordered after water outflow from a lake, which was formed in January by landsliding in Hunza, stopped, causing flooding in adjacent areas.

The water from the lake in the Atta Abad area has submerged 88 houses in Aeenabad and Shashkat while two bridges have also been swept away.

The two areas have lost their ground link to other areas.

The water has reached Gulmit village where 42 houses and a commercial market were earlier evacuated.

Evacuations are also underway in other nearby villages.

The lake is 16 kilometers long and 350 meters wide. 2500 cusecs water is adding to the lake's water, daily.

The lake does not have an appropriate spillway which is threatening the lake to burst.

FWO and army engineers are working tirelessly to resolve the issue.

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COMMENTS (2)

Umrah Packages | 11 years ago | Reply May Allah Helps the effected peoples..
Liaqat | 11 years ago | Reply for the readers information and regarding to this report i bring it to the notice that the army and their engineering core has totally failed to make a spillway for release of water for the last four months. the said FWO is very corrupt core of the army which is not even sufficient of the modern technical tools to work over there. the said department did not allowed the Chinese engineers to work on the blockade area. It was the Chinese government that offered pakistani governement to help and work to release the water as soon as possible but the corrupt pakistani officials headed by Qamer zaman Quaira provided false information to the high authorities. this all destruction was intentionally made by the minister and the said army core. and who are responsible for this and should brought them to justice.
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