ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday expressed concern over the situation emerged in result of the flooding in the artificially formed lake in Hunza.
PM directed Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo, Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan to personally visit the area and assess the situation. He asked Wattoo to examine the problems of affected people and adopt immediate measures to give relief to them.
He issued these directions during meeting with Wattoo at the PM House. He also directed the Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan to coordinate relief and rehabilitation work with the concerned federal and provincial organizations in order to ensure safety of the affected population.
The population has been evacuated with the help of the Federal Disaster Management Authority as well as Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA). The Chief Secretary of Gilgit-Baltistan, he said, is already present in the affected areas of Hunza to supervise the relief and rehabilitation activities.
Meanwhile, Speaker Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Legislative Assembly Wazir Baig said area of Hunza Ataabad Lake was increased up to 14 kms.
Talking to APP here Monday he said the water level has increased up to 350 feet while 100 feet more increased within a month.
He said 600 army and 400 police personals were performing their duties here in order to meet any emergency situation.
He further said nine emergency centers had been established here at different places.