Hunza’s IDPs (II)


Letter May 24, 2010

KARACHI: I think that the spillway will not be able to sustain the eroding effect of the overflowing water, as such I fear that a wave as high as 150 to 200 feet will be generated from the lake. This will travel down the Indus river and according to my assessment it will affect the Karakoram Highway all the way down to Thakot near Chilas.

The high wave along with roaring vibrations may damage, and at places submerge, the Karakoram Highway and this means that people need to be evacuated from these areas on a war footing.

Published in the Express Tribune, May 25th, 2010.

COMMENTS (1)

burhan ali | 11 years ago | Reply being the resident of gilgit baltistan i do feel we are throughing towards back and back which will altimately results for another revolution like western pak....we are still on dark shadow.. we are not eating grass. we are still constitutional less. the constitutional status which have been choosen for us is dummy constitution which are not acceptable for literate persons... atabad disaster is burning news for paki higher political authorities but they arte not taking any remarable steps for upliftment.... iam burhan wazir belongs to most governing family of gilgit baltistan and i know wats going on there at hunza lake.. if this disaster happens then 1264 houses will be vanished,67 schools.55 shops,1027 animal sheds..as every one knows that hunza region is livestock oriented area but the govt sector is not giving attention for this sector.. livestock specialist like dr. ehsan should work their for progress.. i would request him on the behlf of ur source that plz share u r contribution on this sector......
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