[News] President Zardari Meets GB Council – Talks on Gilgit-Kashmir Road
October 23, 2012 1 Comment
Shoib (Islamabad): In a meeting held at President House, Islamabad with the Governor Gilgit-Baltistan Pir Karam Ali Shah, Chief Minister Syed Mehdi Shah, and members GB Council, Zardari stated that with the collaboration of China a Highway will be built between Gilgit and Kashmir.
This road will be the shortest and saftest travel route for the people of Gilgit-Baltistan to travel to southern cities of Pakistan. At the same time this road will enable flow of tourist and will help both regions Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan to improve their economies.
Furthermore he also took notice of Gilgit-Skardu road and instructed National Highway Authority (NHA) to call meeting on this
matter within two day and resolve the matter as soon as possible. His announcement to recruit 5000 more police personnel in Gilgit-Baltistan was another major step to boost security in the region. President has shown concerns stated that the federal government should post paramilitary forces on KKH so that GB police could relived immediately and sent to the police station to maintain law and order.
Gilgit-Kashmir road will be the shortest and saftest travel
route for the people of Gilgit-Baltistan to travel
to southern cities of Pakistan and
will be build in collaboration with China
To boost economic development he made commitment to established factories of wooden products and cement which has been appreciated. President who is also co-chairman of the PPP stressed on the members of GB Council Attaullah Shahab, Prof. Ghulam Hussain, Wazir Ibadat Advocate, chairman Ibrahim, Amjad Husain Advocate, and Syed Afzal to resolve the grievance of the Jiyallas. President shown his concerns and acknowledged the issue and severity of problems in Gilgit-Baltistan and governments’ inability of resolve them at any major level till today. President stressed to resolve all concerned matter immediately before the elections.