The President asserted that there was no change in the route of the Economic Corridor and said there should be noambiguity in this regard. He said that upon completion Diamer Bhasha Dam would also benefit the people of Gilgit Baltistan.The President said that the government was working on many development projects for progress and prosperity in Gilgit Baltistan.
“New educational institutions are being established and status of different areas is being upgraded for their development,” remarked the President. The President called upon the people to shun parochial, ethnic and sectarian differences and forge unity to achieve the cherished goals of peace and prosperity in the country.
The President said that the decision has been made to establish Baltistan University and funds have also been earmarked in this respect. He added that a campus of Karakurum University would soon be set up in Hunza and quota of students from Gilgit Baltistan in the federal universities would be increased
On the occasion, Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez ur Rehman, ministers and members of Legislative Assembly apprised the President about the problems of the people and presented recommendations for their solution. The Presidentassured that the problems of the people of Gilgit Baltistan would be resolved on priority.—APP