The army moves in, without any civilian supervision whatsoever. The army then starts bragging about the work it’s doing, not being above scoring political points over the issue ( “he [General Kayani] said Pakistan Army is standing behind the people of Hunza in this difficult time.”) even claiming that “Pakistan’s Army is “the only institution equipped to deal with such crises”. (Talat Masood even threatened that the FWO’s work on the spillway may threaten Pakistan’s ability to fight the war against the Taliban).
A lack of civilian oversight; the complete lack of interest displayed by the federal and local government in enlisting expert help; and above all the (contrary to popular opinion) complete incompetence of the military results in a half-baked job done by the FWO (of the spillway constructed by the FWO, David Petley, a scientist who has been following this issue since early this year says: “It pains me to say this, but I simply cannot see how this will resist the peak flow in the Hunza River”). And now there is most likely an unavoiable disaster just waiting to happen.