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He also announced establishment of a special police force for the area saying it will be equipped with latest weapons and equipment in order to deal with security issues in the area.
The Prime Minister said the government is in the process of purchasing new aircraft for Pakistan International Airlines and with the procurement of these aircraft‚ the service of PIA to Skardu and Gilgit will be improved.
He said focus is being given to the development of Gilgit Baltistan and soon this area will be bracketed among the developed areas of the country.
He said good governance and transparency will be ensured in the development schemes.
Referring to economic trade corridor from Kashgar to Gwadar‚ Nawaz Sharif said this project will benefit Gilgit Baltistan the most as compared to other parts of the country.
This project comprising of motorway type road and railway line‚ will enhance exports of Gilgit-Baltistan’s local products including fruits and vegetables. It will pave way for establishment of more industries in the area and thus help generate employment opportunities.
He said work on Diamer Basha and Dasu dams will immediately be started while work on Bunji dam will also be started soon. These projects‚ he said‚ will produce over 15 thousand megawatt of electricity.
Nawaz Sharif said Youth Business loans scheme‚ which has been extended to Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan‚ is being launched tomorrow to help the youth stand on their own feet.
Sharing main features of the scheme‚ the Prime Minister said under this scheme‚ the skilled and educated youth can obtain loans up to two million rupees.
Earlier‚ The Prime Minister inaugurated the newly constructed terminal at Gilgit Airport. He visited different parts of the building.
Speaking on the occasion‚ he directed to ensure proper maintenance of the airport and passenger lounge to facilitate passengers.
The Prime Minister was informed that new terminal has covered areas of over 39000 square feet having a capacity of 180 passengers.