Gilgit Baltsitan (May 27, 2018): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that Gilgit-Baltistan order has empowered Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly and people.
Addressing the Joint session of Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly and Gilgit-Baltistan Council in Gilgit on Sunday, the Prime Minister said that all subjects under 18th amendment have been shifted to Gilgit-Baltistan Government.
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He thanked Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Muhammad Barjees Tahir for extending his support in preparation of new order.
He said Governor as well as judges of High Court and Chief Justice of high court will be appointed from Gilgit-Baltistan. He said Gilgit-Baltistan Council will now function as advisory body.
Referring CPEC, he said Gilgit-Baltistan is base of CPEC and people of GB will get more benefits from it.Earlier, Chief Minister Hafeez-ur-Rehman in his address thanked Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and termed his visit a mile stone in the history of GB.
Minister Kashmir Affairs Gilgit-Baltistan Muhammad Barjees Tahir, Governor Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan attended the session.
Earlier, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi inaugurated the building of Gilgit Baltistan Legislative Assembly in Gilgit on Sunday.
The state of the art assembly building has been completed at a cost of 910 million rupees.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi visited to the Yadgar-e- Shaudah in Chinar Garden in Gilgit where he laid floral wreath at Yadgar and offered Fatiha to the heroes and martyrs of the liberation war of Gilgit Baltistan.
The Prime Minister laid foundation stone of Gilgit Naltar expressway road project.
The project will be completed at a cost of 2.6 billion rupees in three years.
Gilgit Naltar expressway project after completion will reduce travel distance from two hours to half an hour will help promote tourism in the area.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi also laid foundation stone of Gilgit Baltistan secretariat project.