[News] Water-Boats in mids of Highest Mountain Peaks of the World in Hunza
February 15, 2010 1 Comment
Aliabad, Hunza (Karim Salman Jerovf): 8 boats reached to the newly formed lake on Hunza River as a means of transportation for the people of Shiskat, Ayeenabad and other villages of Gojal Hunza. Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Syed Mehdi Shah and Speaker Wazir Baig were present at the demonstration of the boats on the lake at Hunza River. The army cops have operated the boats, for almost one month the 25000 people of Gojal, Hunza were cut-of from the rest of the world due to the blocked Karakorum High Way (KKH) and Hunza River.
People of the area are excited about this new means of transportation as they expect that it will open up ways for movement and get necessary food, fuel, medicines and take patients to for health care. However, yet now it is not ascertain the capacity of the boats and safety measure available. Many people are amused to found the boats in the middle of some highest mountain peaks in the world, which was never thought of till recently in Hunza but a natural calamity made it possible.