PM Imran to unveil uplift package for GB tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will pay a day-long visit to Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) tomorrow where he will announce a “historic” development package for the region.

According to sources, the prime minister will visit GB tomorrow (Monday ( and unveil a development package for the uplift of the region which was approved by his federal government in March.

Sources further said the prime minister will also make an important statement regarding granting GB the status of a provisional province of Pakistan.

Earlier, the premier gave go-ahead while chairing a meeting on Gilgit-Baltistan Integrated Development Plan. The projects related to clean energy, transport and communication, health, infrastructure, water sanitation and tourism are part of the package.

The package envisaging development schemes in various sectors will usher in a new era of development in the region. This will not only address the problems of the area but also provide immense job opportunities to the youth.

Earlier on November 15, Asad Umar had said the federal government would jointly work with the newly elected government in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) for the development in the region.

The minister took to Twitter and wrote that he had a meeting with Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid. He said that in the next few weeks, through a joint team, they will formulate a historic development package for Gilgit-Baltistan. 

According to the minister, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s priority is Pakistanis who are from the lower sections and backward areas.  It may be recalled that earlier, the prime minister had said that the path taken by Gilgit-Baltistan would change the lives of the people.

The prime minister in his statement on 2nd December last year said that he wanted to give resources to the people of Gilgit-Baltistan and would form a committee to give provincial status to Gilgit-Baltistan.