The Speaker of Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA), Mr. Wazir Baig, has expressed his disappointment over the long stalled matter of new districts formation in GB, saying he does not see new districts materialize in the near future.
Mr. Baig (PPP-Hunza) also accused the GB government of exercising lethargy on the issue of deciding the head quarter of Hunza-Nagar district. Even though the committee devised to settle the issue had submitted its decision, yet the GB government is not taking concrete steps makes it happen, he said.
The speaker said the government is using delaying tactics on the matter and that the authority to decide the district head quarter has now been turned over to the bureaucracy. He termed delay in deciding the head quarter of Hunza-Nagar as injustice with the district’s inhabitants.
According to reports, Mr. Baig also said that Hunza and Nagar have historically remained separate states; therefore he had expected the GB government to make them separate districts, adding that the government has now forced him into thinking that this can’t happen.