Sost Dry port dispute couldn’t resolved: GB administration took the control for another 15 days.
Sost Gojal, Sep 02 (Sost Today): The Gilgit Baltistan administration took the charge of Pak China Sost Dry port in July this year when the dispute over the transfer of power. The situation tensioned on July 5 when the new vice chairman of Sost dry port Zaffar Iqbal reach his office to take charge and the Chinese partner didn’t allowed him to enter the office and the became violent. Both the parties accused each other for physical violence and registered cross FIR in Sost Police station.
The matter was brought to the court in Gilgit. The court ask both parties to resolve the matter in 30 days and order the GB administration to control the Port for a month till August 31. A 18 grade officer Muhammad Abbas was appointed there as an administrator to look after the operations of Sost Dry port. Sino Trans co. and Silk Route Dry port Trust (party A and B) have failed to settle the dispute in the time given by the court.
On September 01 the court has issued an order to GB administration to stay at Sost Dry port for another 15 day and has asked the JV to settle down the dispute in 15 day.
The main dispute is over the appointment of new Vice Chairman elected by Silk Route Dry port trust (Pakistani side). Which according to the Chinese partner (Sino Trans) is illegal and they challenged the appointment of new VC of Sost Port in the court. Whereas the court advice them to resolve the matter themselves.