PM Nawaz Sharif Visits Gilgit City after long Time
Prime minister Nawaz Sharif has visited Gilgit and announced various development Packages. The arrival of Prime minister was long awaited. Earlier the visit was delayed to weather and unforeseen commitments of Premier. The Prime minister came along Governor Mr. Barjees Tahir who also hold office of Federal minister in Pakistan, Parviz Rashid Federal Information Minister, Irfan Siddiqui Special Assistant to Prime minister and Marvi memom.
Various announcements were made while addressing large gathering in Gilgit city. Apprising people of the development projects his government aims to undertake in the region, the premier said, “We will develop a Gilgit-Juglot-Skardu road.”
“Diamer-Basha dam is the biggest project in history of Pakistan,” he added.
“Flights shall be increased as new fleet of ATR 72 has arrived already in Pakistan and shall be operational in few days. Rail system shall be launched soon which will connect Khunjerab to Islamabad and then up to Gawadar”
“We wish to extend the current airport or make a new one so jets can land in the region and cargo planes can land to export fruit and other local goods,” the prime minister addressed.
The main Announcement was really about educations. The premier said ” We shall build Baltistan University as we have Karakoram university already”
Regarding Governments laptop scheme, the prime minister announced 208 laptops shall be distributed within the deserving students of the region.
“Intelligent students shall be provided Rs2 million in loan to further their higher education,” he announced.
“Gilgit Baltistan government should promote export of fruit,” Nawaz Sharif said.
“Pak-China economic corridor would deliver prosperity for the area,” the premier added.
Further, he stressed, “Forestation in G-B is the top priority of the PMLN led government.”
“We will also make Hunza a district,” he added.
There were further other development programme announced which were hydro project in Naltar, road expansion from Jaglot to Skardu. Currently road is 4 meter it shall be extended up to 7 meters. This project shall be completed by Chinese firm. 175 Km Gilgit to Jaglot road development programme was also announced.
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