GILGIT, April 20: The public representatives in a meeting held here on Wednesday could not reach a decision about site for establishing district headquarters of the newly-created Hunza Nagar district, which was essential to starting construction of government offices for the administration and other departments.

Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly Speaker Wazir Baig chaired the meeting, which was attended by law minister Wazir Shakil, finance minister Mohammad Ali Akhtar and members Mirza Hussain and Mutabiat Shah.

The meeting decided that the law minister and other members would visit the area to select a suitable place for construction of government offices.

The speaker stressed for early consensus on the site for district headquarters, as the government was ready to make recruitment for the new departments.

Some members at the meeting said that people of their areas would suffer in case the headquarters was set up in Sumayar or Askurdas.

The finance minister said that if the headquarters was established at any site other than Aliabad it would not be suitable, as residents of his constituency would not benefit from the creation of new district. Mirza Hussain called for establishment of headquarters at Sumayar.

Hunza Nagar Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Kamal told meeting that any place that was accessible to most of the people and could provide a sufficient space for establishing government buildings would be a perfect choice for the district headquarters.

One of the administration officials said that the sense of urbanisation was felt only in Karimabad and Aliabad and thus one of these places should be selected for the district offices. Mr Mutabiat said that people in far-off areas could be provided transport to facilitate their access to the government offices.

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