Report (Farman Karim Baig) As other parts of Gilgit-Baltistan, Gojal Valley is reflecting the failure of governance in the province. Many of the government projects have been started from long but still incomplete. The contractors get the tenders, start the project to get the advance budget and then vanish. No body is in the act from the government or the respective department to monitor or investigate such mishaps.
The Ghulkin village lies in the Gojal Valley neighbouring Gulmit the tehsil headquarter of Gojal. The project was passed during the previous government in Gilgit-Baltistan and unfortunately after 10 years the project is still incomplete. The project tendered was to metal the link road that connects Ghulkin village to the KKH. Only 25 percent of the project is completed in the last 10 years.
Sources say that the project was tendered at a budget of PKR 1 Crore and the contractor has received half of the budget in advance but no progress is seen so far. The labors have damped stone and sand at different areas on the road which increases the trouble. It is an interesting point that the Accountant General of Gilgit-Baltistan, Mr. Gul Biag hails from this Ghulkin village. This is very serious note to consider that if the contractors act in such tone with the AG, Gilgit-Baltistan than what can the oppressed public of other remote areas expect from the government.
The people of Ghulkin village have appealed from the chief secretary of Gilgit-Baltistan to take immediate action for the completion of the project.