Aerial views of the disaster upstream of Hunza Lake barrier – Pamir Times

HUNZA, June 18: The volunteers stopped on Friday widening of the spillway of Hunza lake after negotiations with the top military officials.

The National Disaster Management Authority Chairman, Lt-Gen (retd) Nadeem Ahmed and Force Commander, Gilgit-Baltistan, Maj-Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa met with representatives of the affected people and notables from Gojal.

The affected people gave 10 days deadline for widening of the spillway to increase discharge of water from the lake through controlled blasting of the boulders hindering the erosion to save further inundation of settlements upstream.

They left for their villages after the officials assurance and warned to resume their protest and spillway widening work if the authorities concerned did not meet the 10-day deadline.

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