Minister: (CPEC to bring prosperity in Gilgit-Baltistan: Pervaiz Rashid)

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid has stressed the need for working together to make the country safe and better place to live.

He was addressing a ceremony in connection with Independence Day of Gilgit-Baltistan here on Sunday. He said the present government of PML (N) is paying attention towards the development of Gilgit-Baltistan.

He said China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will start a new era of development in the area. He said it will connect Gilgit-Baltistan to Gwadar, Karachi and Central Asian Republics.

He said it will help promote trade, tourism and economy. He said the CPEC will create numerous opportunities of employment and bring prosperity. He said road projects will bring the people closer to each other. He appreciated the cultural diversity of Gilgit-Baltistan.

Addressing the ceremony, Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman said that law and order situation has improved in Gilgit-Baltistan as a result of steps taken by the government. He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is giving full attention on development of Gilgit-Baltistan.

He referred to China Pakistan Economic Corridor and said it will great benefit the area. He said people have rejected those who did not perform for the development of the area and welfare of the people.

He said tourism is being promoted in Gilgit-Baltistan and six hundred thousand tourists have visited the area during the tenure of the present government.

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