Govt provides Rs300b to GB for improvement in infrastructure: Fawad

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain says incumbent government provided 300 billion rupees to Gilgit Baltistan to improve its infrastructure.

Talking to media in Skardu Press Club on Saturday, he said government is also working on the legislation to make Gilgit Baltistan an interim province of the country. He said a historic share in current budget has been announced for Gilgit Baltistan.

He said commencement of new flights by Pakistan International Airlines in Skardu will help promote tourism in the province.

The Minister said our enemies have been devising conspiracies but people of GB feel them associated with Pakistan. He said GB has a great significance in China Pakistan Economic Corridor because of its geographical location.

He said steps will be taken to establish a training center in Skardu Press Club to train young journalist about digital media. He stressed on the need to promote environment and wildlife reporting. 

He said people of Gilgit Baltistan and Pakistan condemn the illegal actions of India in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He Pakistan has sacrificed economically by terminating all relationships with India including trade.

Talking about Afghanistan, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said Pakistan will continue to play its role for peace in Afghanistan.

Responding to a question on electronic voting machines, the Minister EVMs will be used in Press Clubs’ and Bar Associations’ elections.   

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