Minister for Planning Khusro Bakhtiar has said that the government accords highest priority to timely completion of ongoing development projects in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Talking to Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman in Islamabad, he said that PTI-led government is committed to bringing the region at par with other areas of the country in terms of socio-economic development.
The Minister said that Gilgit-Baltistan would gain maximum benefit from China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and the project would usher in prosperity in the region.
He told the Chief Minister about rationalization of Public Sector Development Programme under which 15 billion rupees would be given to Gilgit-Baltistan for its development schemes for the ongoing financial year.
Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan thanked the Federal Government for approving Gilgit-Skardu road project which would reduce the distance from nine hours to two hours.