Consultation underway to empower Gilgit-Baltistan: Gandapur

Speaker GB Assembly Fida Muhammad Nashad and Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan, Ali Amin Gandapur
Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan, Ali Amin Gandapur says consultations are underway to empower Gilgit-Baltistan and suggestions will be presented in the cabinet soon in this regard.

Talking to Speaker Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly, Fida Muhammad Nashad in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said steps are being taken for constitutional rights of Gilgit-Baltistan in the light of Supreme Court’s decision.

Development projects in various sectors came under discussion during the meeting.

They also reviewed various projects to connect Gilgit-Baltistan with Azad Kashmir and to open highways in all the seasons.

Ali Amin Gandapur said that devolution of powers is part of PTI’s manifesto to ensure smooth functioning of the affairs and resolution of problems being faced by general public of the region.

He said the government is taking measures to promote tourism in Gilgit Baltistan.

He said Gilgit-Skardu road will be completed in time. He said PIA authorities will be approached to review and reduce fares on Islamabad-Skardu route.

Discussing the shortage of officers in GB, the Minister said that this shortage will be overcome soon.