GILGIT (ET): The Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) Assembly passed a resolution to pay tribute to the late global peace icon Nelson Mandela. The resolution was tabled by Information Minister Sadia Danish and was approved unanimously by the house.
Earlier, lawmakers complained that villagers affected by the 2010 floods were still awaiting complete compensation. “It is a pity that the people affected in my valley haven’t been compensated as yet,” said Ayub Shah, a Pakistan Peoples Party lawmaker from Ghizer Valley.
Chief Minister Mehdi Shah said whatever help had been extended to those affected in the region up till now was from his own resources.
Finance Minister Mohammad Ali Akhtar, replying to a question, said he was facing several hurdles from the bureaucracy to implement his orders. Later, the session was adjourned till Wednesday.