ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Political Affairs State Minister Dr. Syed Asif Saeed Kirmani has assured the people of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) that new vistas of progress and prosperity would be open for them during the incumbent Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) administration.
According to a release issued by the PM House while talking to Chief Minister G-B Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman here on Tuesday, he said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is determined to develop the region in a manner that it should become role model for other areas. The PML-N government in G-B would complete all the commitment made by Prime Minister Nawaz during his visits to the area early this year. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would become source of ushering in new era of prosperity and development in G-B, he added.
The G-B chief minister who called on Dr. Asif Kirmani briefed him about the ongoing various projects in the area and said the people of G-B have full faith in the leadership of Nawaz Sharif who throughout had been most popular leader of Gilgit-Baltistan like other parts of the country. He discussed with Dr. Asif Saeed Kirmani overall political situation prevailing in the G-B and rehabilitation activities for the victims of massive earthquake that struck earlier. The affected are being provided maximum assistance and they are satisfied with the prompt action for the purpose by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the federal government, he added. The two also discussed matters pertaining to the reorganisation of the PML-N in G-B.
The chief minister retreated that G-B shall be made a modern and progressive region according to the vision and directions of Prime Minister Nawaz since all promises made during the elections are being honoured. Dr. Asif Kirmani appreciated that the PML-N administration in G-B is making all-round progress in public sector, various welfare programmes and projects are being executed in a transparent manner and Gilgit-Baltistan would become hub of economic activities that will surely help it in playing an important role in the region. The people of G-B will greatly benefit from the underway gigantic projects including CPEC which will open the countless opportunities for them, he asserted.