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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the government is committed to the development of Gilgit-Baltistan and a historic package has been approved for this purpose.
Addressing a meeting on Friday, the Prime Minister directed to improve communication facilities in Gilgit-Baltistan, saying the package will open a new era of development in the region. The Prime Minister directed the Ministry of Information Technology, SCO and PTA to continue their efforts for improved communication facilities in Gilgit-Baltistan.
He said the increase in funds allocated by the government to improve connectivity in Gilgit-Baltistan as compared to the past is a testament to its commitment and attention towards the area. He said the availability of 3G and 4G services in the region is essential for skill development of youth of Gilgit-Baltistan and for the promotion of tourism in the region.
The Prime Minister on Tuesday approved a historic development package for the uplift of Gilgit-Baltistan, fulfilling the promise made before elections in November last year. According to details, the Prime Minister gave go-ahead while chairing a meeting on the Gilgit-Baltistan Integrated Development Plan, which is being dubbed as historic.
The projects related to clean energy, transport and communication, health, infrastructure, water sanitation and tourism are part of the package. 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, the Prime Minister said, “Gilgit Baltistan has a lot of tourism potential and it should be utilised. The development of Gilgit Baltistan is one of the top priorities of the government.”
The Premier also directed Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan to pay special attention to the environmental protection and promotion of tourism. – TLTP