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Friday, December 6, 2013

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Radio Pakistan- PM announces a number of Development Schemes for GB

PM announces a number of Development Schemes for GB
The PM said a cardiac center will be established in Gilgit & work on Diamer Basha & Dasu dams will be started immediately.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced a number of development schemes for Gilgit Baltistan including establishment of cardiac center.
Addressing party workers in Gilgit on Friday‚ he said a cardiac center will be established in Gilgit so that the heart patients do not go to Islamabad and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for treatment.
He also announced establishment of a special police force for the area saying it will be equipped with latest weapons and equipment in order to deal with security issues in the area.
The Prime Minister said the government is in the process of purchasing new aircraft for Pakistan International Airlines and with the procurement of these aircraft‚ the service of PIA to Skardu and Gilgit will be improved.
He said focus is being given to the development of Gilgit Baltistan and soon this area will be bracketed among the developed areas of the country.
He said good governance and transparency will be ensured in the development schemes.
Referring to economic trade corridor from Kashgar to Gwadar‚ Nawaz Sharif said this project will benefit Gilgit Baltistan the most as compared to other parts of the country.
This project comprising of motorway type road and railway line‚ will enhance exports of Gilgit-Baltistan's local products including fruits and vegetables. It will pave way for establishment of more industries in the area and thus help generate employment opportunities.
He said work on Diamer Basha and Dasu dams will immediately be started while work on Bunji dam will also be started soon. These projects‚ he said‚ will produce over 15 thousand megawatt of electricity.
Nawaz Sharif said Youth Business loans scheme‚ which has been extended to Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan‚ is being launched tomorrow to help the youth stand on their own feet.
Sharing main features of the scheme‚ the Prime Minister said under this scheme‚ the skilled and educated youth can obtain loans up to two million rupees.
Earlier‚ The Prime Minister inaugurated the newly constructed terminal at Gilgit Airport. He visited different parts of the building.
Speaking on the occasion‚ he directed to ensure proper maintenance of the airport and passenger lounge to facilitate passengers.
The Prime Minister was informed that new terminal has covered areas of over 39000 square feet having a capacity of 180 passengers.
The Prime Minister presided budget session of Gilgit-Baltistan Council in Gilgit.
Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir Affairs Barjees Tahir presented the budget.
Later‚ Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif laid foundation stone of Naltar-5 hydro power project in district Gilgit today (Friday).
The 14.4 MW project would cost 3.84 billion rupees and would be completed in 2016 with Chinese cooperation.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had an aerial view of Atta Abad Lake in Gilgit-Baltistan.
He also had an aerial view of the area where Economic Corridor project would pass through. He was briefed about impact of the project on Karakoram Highway.
Earlier on his arrival in Gilgit Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was warmly received by the Governor and Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan at the Airport.