‘Gilgit-Baltistan has central importance in reference to CPEC’

Published: August 18, 2017
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Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal says the government is taking concrete measures to promote tourism in G-B. PHOTO: Reuters

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal says the government is taking concrete measures to promote tourism in G-B. PHOTO: Reuters

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that the province of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) and its highways have central importance in reference to China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Ahsan made the statement while talking to Chief Minister G-B Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman in the federal capital, Radio Pakistan reported.

According to him, the PML-N led federal government is taking concrete measures to promote tourism in the province.

Mega projects: CPEC to create jobs in G-B 

Ahsan said the government would fully support the G-B government in a bid to maintain peace in the region.

Earlier this year, G-B Minister Excise and Taxation Haider Khan was hopeful that CPEC would speed up economic activity and overcome unemployment from the province.

He said the provincial government was devising a strategy to utilise the natural resources of G-B for development. The government is giving special attention to the promotion of tourism, energy and road infrastructure, the minister added.

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