PM Imran approves historic development package for Gilgit-Baltistan

By: News Desk      Published: 10:00 PM, 30 Mar, 2021
PM Imran approves historic development package for Gilgit-Baltistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan fulfilling the promises made with the people of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) before the November 2020 elections, has approved a historic development package for the uplift of GB.

The prime gave approval of the development package here on Tuesday while a meeting on Gilgit-Baltistan Integrated Development Plan, which is being dubbed as historic.

The package includes projects related to clean energy, transport and communication, health, infrastructure, water sanitation, and tourism.

The package envisaging development schemes in various sectors will usher in a new era of development in the region. This will not only address the problems of the area but also provide immense job opportunities to the youth.

Addressing the meeting, Premier Imran Khan said, “Gilgit Baltistan has a lot of tourism potential and it should be utilized. The development of Gilgit Baltistan is one of the top priorities of the government.”

He also directed Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan to pay special attention to the environmental protection and promotion of tourism.

Earlier on November 15 last year, Asad Umar had said the federal government would jointly work with the newly elected government in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) for the development in the region.

It is pertinent to mention here that in the regional election held in November last year, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had won the required number of seats in the assembly to form its government in Gilgit-Baltistan.