PM Imran Khan makes important announcement during his visit to Gilgit Baltistan
GILGIT: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the government will immediately make progress on giving provincial status to Gilgit-Baltistan region and the sense of deprivation of GB people will be removed by declaring it a province.
Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Gilgit-Baltistan and attended the oath-taking ceremony of cabinet members. GB governor administered oaths to the newly-elected members of the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA).
While addressing the event, the premier congratulated the newly-elected GB chief minister and cabinet members. He expressed hopes that the new government will continue its governance on new standards.
Imran Khan said that he is fully aware of the issues of the region. He vowed that the government will immediately make progress on giving provincial status to Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) region. The sense of deprivation of GB people will be removed by declaring it as a province.
He said that the government will immediately constitute a committee for proceeding the necessary legislation for granting provincial status to the region. The committee will begin its work on a timeline to finalise the lawmaking.
The premier asked GB people to decide on their own regarding the projects which they thought are suitable for them. He said that people have the right and authority to make decisions for their future. PM Khan said that no one could accurately measure the suitability of projects for a specific region while sitting in Islamabad and the region’s representatives will recommend fruitful projects as per their requirements.