Prime Minister Imran Khan announced on Friday a package of Rs370 billion for Gilgit-Baltistan and said that investment in tourism could transform the region.
“We are announcing a package of Rs370 billion for Gilgit-Baltistan to be reimbursed over the next five years,” the premier said.
“We will be focusing on hydropower projects, alongside a local distribution network and tourism connectivity,” he said.
The package, premier added, is also focused on skill development and scholarships for the region’s youth.
“We need to invest in our youth,” he said and stressed the need to upgrade the health system. The health card that we are providing is not part of health insurance, but a health system.”
Imran added that the funds are to be directed towards water sanitation and sewerage system in Skardu, adding, “the area will also witness the operation of international flights.”