President Mamnoon Hussain says it is necessary to link Gilgit-Baltistan with national grid to derive maximum benefit from water resources of the region. The President said this while being briefed on water and power projects here in Skardu. On the occasion, Governor Gilgit-Baltistan Mir Ghazanfar Ali, Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman, provincial minister for water and power Haji Akbar Taban and senior officials were also present.
The President stated that the pace of development will pick up in Gilgit-Baltistan by linking it with the national grid. The President underlined the need to increase electricity generation and its linking with national transmission line to pass on the benefits of economic progress to the people. The President emphasised on becoming self-sufficient in electricity production to reap maximum benefits from the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.
President Mamnoon Hussain directed that projects of electricity generation and regional grid should be completed early so that people of the region could avail the benefits of development projects. The President assured that the government is committed to carry out development projects in Gilgit-Baltistan.