Internet Access to Gilgit Baltistan in Order to Facilitate Communication
Prime Minister Imran Khan instructed the authorities on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, to give internet access to Gilgit-Baltistan as soon as possible.
According to the premier’s office, Prime Minister Imran Khan gave the directives at a meeting to examine the progress of the Gilgit-Baltistan integrated development plan.
The Prime Minister said,” We are focused on accelerating the pace of work on various development projects in Gilgit Baltistan by taking effective measures to ensure delegation of administrative and financial powers.”
— Prime Minister's Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) October 13, 2021
“We are committed to increasing the speed of work on different development projects in Gilgit Baltistan by implementing efficient steps to secure delegation of administrative and financial responsibilities,” stated Prime Minister Imran.
The Prime Minister instructed authorities to address any “legal and procedural obstacles” in order to help the people of Gilgit Baltistan who must travel to Islamabad to resolve their concerns. He also instructed that internet access be provided to the region as soon as possible in order to give better communication capabilities to the local populace.
Earlier, the PM was informed that the execution of a historic five-year development program for Gilgit Baltistan, launched by the current government earlier this year, had begun.
According to the proposal, Rs370 billion would be made available for different development initiatives in Gilgit-Baltistan till the fiscal year 2025-26.
Federal ministers Hammad Azhar, Ali Amin Gandapur, Amin-ul-Haque, Dr. Farogh Naseem, SAPM Dr. Shahbaz Gill, and Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Khalid Khursheed, as well as top officials, attended the meeting.