PM announces 47.2 billion rupee development package for GB
Nawaz Sharif lays foundation stone of Gilgit-Baltistanâ€™s first 200-bed cardiac hospital
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced a huge administrative and development package for Gilgit-Baltistan during his visit to the area.
Addressing a public gathering in Gilgit, the Prime Minister announced the formation of four new districts of Hunza, Nagar, Shiger and Kharmang.
He promised to expand the Prime Minister Youth Scheme and laptop schemes to the region.
The Prime Minister directed the authorities to speed up work on the road between Thakot and Islamabad.
Earlier, chairing the meeting of Gilgit-Baltistan council, the Prime Minister approved a development package of 47.2 billion rupees for the territories of the Karakorum.
The Council of Gilgit Baltistan also adopted the protection of Pakistan bill and the adoption of laws bill.
Minister for Kashmir Affairs Barjees Tahir informed the prime minister that the government is forming a special security force dedicated to the protection of the Karakorum highway and the Pak-China economic corridor.
The Prime Minister was also told that the province has devised a 30 year plan under which the forests of the Karakorum will be protected.
Later, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for Gilgit Baltistan's first two hundred bed hospital for the treatment of cardiac diseases. The four storey hospital building will cost over 2.5 billion rupees.
Nawaz Sharif also laid the foundation stone for the expansion of the Jaglot Skardu highway.