Gilgit-Baltistan is base of CPEC: PM
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says Gilgit-Baltistan order has empowered Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly and people, reported Radio Pakistan.
Addressing the Joint session of Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly and Gilgit-Baltistan Council in Gilgit on Sunday, the Prime Minister said that all subjects under 18th amendment have been shifted to Gilgit-Baltistan Government.
He thanked Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Muhammad Barjees Tahir for extending his support in preparation of the new order.
He said Governor and the judges of High Court and Chief Justice of high cour will be appointed from Gilgit-Baltistan. He said Gilgit-Baltistan Council will now function as the advisory body.
Referring to CPEC, he said Gilgit-Baltistan is base of CPEC and people of GB will get more benefits from it.
Earlier, Chief Minister Hafeez-ur-Rehman in his address thanked Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and termed his visit a mile stone in the history of GB.
Minister Kashmir Affairs Gilgit-Baltistan Muhammad Barjees Tahir, Governor Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan attended the session.
Earlier today Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrived in Gilgit today (Sunday)to inaugurate various development projects.
The Prime Minister will visit the yadgar-e- shaudah at Chinar Garden in Gilgit where he will lay floral wreath at Yadgar and offer Fatiha to the heroes and martyrs of the liberation war of Gilgit Baltistan.
He will inaugurate the new building of Gilgit Baltistan Legislative Assembly besides laying foundation stones of Gilgit Naltar expressway road project and Gilgit Baltistan Secretariat project.
Later, the Prime Minister will address to the joint session of Gilgit Baltistan Legislative assembly and Gilgit Baltistan Council.
The Gilgit Baltistan administration has made elaborate arrangements for the visit of Prime Minister.
Via The Nation