ISLAMABAD: High Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday said that the government is dedicated to the socio-financial empowerment and uplift of the folks of Gilgit-Baltistan.

Talking to Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman here at the PM Jam of business, he said China Pakistan Economic Hall (CPEC) would make contemporary financial alternatives for the folks of the plan.

The high minister assured the manager minister that all proposed initiatives pertaining to to Gilgit-Baltistan, under the CPEC portfolio, would be pursued for his or her early finalization and implementation. Dir-Chitral CPEC Link Facet highway project used to be being accorded precedence, he added.

The manager minister briefed the high minister about assorted construction initiatives including some landmark initiatives under the umbrella of CPEC.

About energy downside in Gilgit-Baltistan, he said the government throughout past two years had added Fifty four MW to the present eighty two MW energy which used to be being produced within the space for closing 70 years.

He informed that recovery downside of energy dues had also witnessed well-known enchancment and stood at spherical eighty % at this time. Work on the institution of regional energy grid used to be underway, he informed the high minister.

The manager minister said the two proposed energy initiatives of total 180 MW under CPEC project would be instrumental in assembly the flexibility requirements of the plan.

He also briefed regarding the efforts of Gilgit-Baltistan government to promote tourism within the plan and said expand flight PIA flight operation to Gilgit would motivate tourism.

He also apprised the high minister regarding the progress on assorted landmark initiatives including the institution of a most cancers clinical institution, clinical college and cardiology centre for the folks of Gilgit-Baltistan.

Minister for Kashmir Affairs Chaudhry Barjees Tahir, Planning Deputy Chairman Sartaj Aziz and senior government officials were also present throughout the assembly.