Gilgit Baltistan to be made province: Ali Amin


SKARDU, Nov 07 (DNA): Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit
Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur on Saturday said Gilgit Baltistan would be
made a province and a special economic zone would be built in the area.

Speaking at a public meeting, he said enemy had its eye on the region of
Gilgit Baltistan. Ali Amin said work was continuing on the construction
of 250 bed health facility and airport while rupees seven billion would
be spent on the construction of an electricity grid in the region.

He assured that employment opportunities would be created with the new
development projects and business activity in the area, adding, Gilgit
Baltistan was ignored by the last government and it was not made part of
the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Special Economic Zone would be built in Gilgit Baltistan while various
feasibility studies were completed for starting building of new power
projects, he said. Gandapur said government of Pakistan Tehreek I Insaf
(PTI) would continue to make efforts to protect constitutional rights of
people of GB.

The promises made with the people of the region would be fulfilled, he
asserted. Amin said a medical college and engineering university had
been approved for the region while the allocated quota of wheat for
northern areas would be distributed among people soon. The wheat quota
was abolished by the last government, he stated.

The minister said Prime Minister Imran Khan was fighting for the rights
of people of Pakistan and had waged struggle against looters of national
kitty. Imran Khan refused to forgive those who looted wealth of the
nation, he said and accused Asif Ali Zardari and Sharif family of

Gandapur said Asif Zardari who had not much wealth, later bought a
palace in France and became billionaire while Nawaz Sharif, despite his
humble beginning became billionaire too. He asked people to vote for
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the upcoming election in Gilgit

He said the issue of Kashmir would be resolved according to resolutions
of the United Nations Security Council. DNA