CPEC: GB to be made the economic tiger of Pakistan

Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Muhammad Barjees Tahir says China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project will put Gilgit-Baltistan on the path of rapid development.

Addressing inaugural ceremony of the camp office of Gilgit-Baltistan Council in Gilgit on Wednesday, he said Diamer Bhasha Dam and Gilgit Chitral mega road projects would be constructed under CPEC.

He said work on Gilgit-Skardu road project has also been initiated.

The Minister said development projects approved by the former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif for the uplift of Gilgit Baltistan will be fully implemented and the area would be made economic tiger of Pakistan.

He said Prime Minister Shah Khaqan Abbasi has set up a Constitutional Reforms Committee for Gilgit-Baltistan.