CM GILGIT BALTISTAN CALLS ON THE PRIME MINISTER
Chitral Times Report
Islamabad: Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Hafiz
Hafeez-ur-Rehman called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at
PM House today.
Appreciating the performance of the Chief Minister, Prime Minister
Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said that the present government accords high
priority to the development and progress of Gilgit Baltistan. The
mandate given by the people of Gilgit Baltistan to PML-N requires
must be taken on priority basis to improve the standard of living
of the people. The ongoing development projects are aimed at
generating economic activities in the region that would result in
reduction in unemployment and poverty, the Prime Minister stated.
The Prime Minister assured the Chief Minister that the federal
government will extend its all out support for the wellbeing and
uplift of the people of Gilgit Baltistan.
Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman, while thanking the Prime Minister for
taking keen interest in the development of Gilgit Baltistan,
apprised the Prime Minister on the status of ongoing development
projects and welfare schemes in different parts of Gilgit Baltistan.
The Chief Minister also thanked the Prime Minister for taking
personal interest by issuing instructions to lift the stranded
foreigners and Pakistanis through C-130 from Gilgit. The Chief
Minister apprised the Prime Minister regarding the upcoming
elections of Gilgit Baltistan Council and discussed the names of
the proposed candidates with the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister
stressed that all tickets should be given with consensus and on
The Prime Minister said that the implementation status of the
ongoing development projects and schemes need to be reviewed on
regular basis. The tremendous touristic potential of Gilgit
Baltistan for attracting foreign as well as local tourists should
also be explored and steps should be taken for provision of
essential touristic facilities besides providing comfort for the
residents of Gilgit Baltistan, emphasized the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister expressed hope that the Chief Minister would
honor the expectations of the residents of Gilgit Baltistan and
work for bringing Gilgit Baltistan at par with rest of the country.
SAPM Dr. Asif Kirmani was also present during the meeting.