Nawaz Sharif visit Gilgit-Baltistan on Dec 6

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

Nawaz Sharif is already in Gilgit for a one day visit meeting with his party leaders and govt. officials.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to embark on his maiden visit to Gilgit-Baltistan on December 6, Radio Pakistan reported on Thursday. 

During his visit, the first since he was sworn into the prime minister’s office in June, he would chair a meeting of Gilgit-Baltistan Council to discuss budget for the next fiscal year.

The annual budget of Gilgit-Baltistan Council worth Rs826 million against revenue target of Rs543 million was presented for the year 2013-14 at Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan on November 23.

Allocation of Rs145 million has been proposed for the construction of the G-B Council building in Islamabad.

Aside from discussing the budget, Prime Minister is also expected to inaugurate the new terminal building of Gilgit Airport which has been completed at a cost of Rs 148 million. Source

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