Pakistan: Locals start widening Hunza lake spillway – Dawn News

The water level in the lake increased by two inches over the past 24 hours, while erosion around the spillway remained slow. –Photo by AP

HUNZA: Hundreds of local people have taken upon themselves a much-awaited task of widening the spillway of the Hunza lake amid protests in Aliabad town against police torture of volunteers leaving for the site. The volunteers broke police barriers and reached the spillway, where they were joined by about 200 people from Gojal, who had arrived by boats.

The protesters condemned the police action against volunteers and blocked the Karakoram Highway for two hours.

They raised slogans against the Gilgit-Baltistan government, former chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority, Gen (retd) Farooq Ahmed Khan and former governor Qamar Zaman Kaira and accused them of destroying four settlements in Gojal. They called for a judicial inquiry against the authorities for lack of timely action.

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Visit also Pamir Times for articles and many photos on Hunza disaster

Volunteers start widening of the Hunza Lake spillway

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