Gilgit (Farman Karim Baig) The Speaker Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly said that the Silk Route Dry Port Sost is the property of the public and nobody will be authorised to overtake the port.
Talking to MountainTV on Tuesday Mr. Baig said that the issue of related to the Sost Port is not a problem of the governments between China and Pakistan, rather the problem is between two business companies which could be resolved by table talk.
Mr. Baig added that since last five years no one has been accountable at the port. He further said that the port is property of the public and we will make all the stakeholders accountable for each single penny. The local people who are working with the Chinese administration are all illegal and the government will make them accountable for what they earned said the speaker.
The speaker said that some of the newspapers published false news about him and a local person called himself representative of the port administration and tried to stigmatize them. He criticized the role of Raja Shahbaz Khan, Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan, and Saleem Khan in creating misconceptions among the Chinese administration.
Mr. Speaker appreciated the news that the port is given under the control of the district administration and assured that the daily earnings will be open to all. No one knew how much funds were earned and where was it spent during the past. He emphasised that the port is the property of the public and the business parties from both sides must sit at a table talk and come up with a solution and avoid making it a problem of the governments.