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PM directs provision of internet connectivity to Gilgit-Baltistan at earliest

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting to review the progress of the integrated development plan for Gilgit-Baltistan in Islamabad on Wednesday.

“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,” the prime minister said.

The prime minister directed the authorities concerned to clear all legal and procedural hiccups in this regard to facilitate the people of Gilgit-Baltistan who have to travel long distances to reach Islamabad for gating their issues resolved.

Imran Khan also directed to provide internet connectivity to the area at the earliest in order to provide better communication facilities to the local population.

Earlier, the prime minister was briefed that the implementation has started on historic five years development package for Gilgit-Baltistan, announced by his government early this year.

Under the package, Rs 370 Billion would be released to Gilgit-Baltistan for various development projects till FY 2025-26.

The meeting was attended by Federal Ministers Muhammad Hammad Azhar, Ali Amin Khan Gandapur, Syed Amin-ul-Haque, Dr Muhammad Farogh Naseem, the Special Assistant Dr. Shahbaz Gill and the Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Khalid Khursheed along with senior officers concerned.

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