Diamer Bhasha Dam project in G-B draws widespread criticism

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Diamar (Gilgit), Nov 22 (ANI): Demanding immediate arrangements for resettlement, Diamer Basha Dam affected People Committee president, Attaullah called a press conference in Gilgit Press Club in the illegally occupied territory of Gilgit-Baltistan. Addressing the press conference, he lambasted Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) officials of designing a ploy to disentitle Gilgit-Baltistan public of any compensation. More than 90 per cent of land acquisition for the Diamer Basha Dam Project has been completed, however, no compensation has yet been paid to the affected public in Gilgit-Baltistan. On the other hand, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saquib Nisar discrediting the governance and the public of Gilgit-Baltistan commenced a donation campaign for Diamer Basha Dam Project. The act drew a widespread criticism from the commoners who had given their lands and property for the sake of this mammoth project. Uncertainty and apprehensions are looming large among the public in Gilgit-Baltistan. Pakistan’s Diamer Basha Dam project has not only ravaged the natural resources of the illegally occupied territory but also resorts a large public homeless and poverty-stricken.

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