by Shabbir Mir
Minister for Forests and Wildlife Abdul Wakeel raised the issue of Darel and Tangir valleys, saying the government did not value a resolution passed by the assembly to make districts.
“Both valleys are bigger than Kharmang and other districts in terms of area and population,” said Wakeel. “However, no one has seriously paid attention to the voice of elected representatives,” said Wakeel who is from Diamer where Darel and Tangir are located.
This sentiment was endorsed by Fida Khan of Ghizer Valley. He said the demand was completely justified and the current need of the hour. “Ghizer is a big valley; it should also be divided into more districts.”
The speaker handed over audit reports sent by G-B Governor Barjees Tahir to Sikandar Ali, the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, for further action. The audit reports were related to Zakat committees of Diamer and Ghanche and the Public Works Department.