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[NEWS] No additional seat for Hunza

ISLAMABAD, Sept 10 (APP)‑ Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Governor‑designate Gilgit‑Baltistan Qamar Zaman Kaira assured the people of Hunza that their grievances would be properly addressed with equal distribution of funds and development schemes, as per size of the population. “There will be no discrimination, in respect of political and socio‑economic rights of the people”, he said in a statement issued here Thursday. 

Commenting on the demand of another seat in the Northern Areas Legislative Assembly (NALA) for Hunza, he said that it may not appropriate at this stage to accommodate it, when the date of the Asssembly’s elections is coming closer.

The Minister said that the demand of de‑limitation of the constituencies, according to the population size would be considered in due course of time.

Qamar Zaman Kaira said that PPP government does not believe in any sort of discrimination, and was following a policy of giving due rights and privileges to the people of Gilgit‑Baltistan judiciously.

Reasonable and equal distribution of funds would be ensured to all the districts of Gilgit‑Baltistan. (source)

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  1. Karim Baig
    September 11, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    How sorrowful is this announcement. What Mr. Kaira thinks of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan, it looks he does not have the capacities to understand people and their sentiments. How, foolish of Kaira to announce that the development funds would be distributed equally, but how. Does he mean that he would sobotage or rule over the current criteria of distributing funds on the baises of seats in LAGB.

    The first and formost thing is that the package which was initially initiated by the Musharaff government incorporating many demands of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan, why the PPP has reduced it to a grabage, of no use to people of Gilgit-Baltistan. Why they have denied the additinal LAGB seats announced and notified by the Mushraff Govt.

    It is sure without incorporating the demands of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan, such as alocation of additional seat for Hunza and truly transfering the power to elected representatives the current movement of rights that has started from Hunza will be very costly for Mr. Kaira and his team.

    Hunza should be given the long deserving seats immediatly.

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