GB Council approves Timber, Tourism policies; annual budget

GILGIT, May 19 (APP): The Gilgit Baltistan Council Thursday gave approval to the much-awaited policies to promote tourism, enhance the forest cover in Gilgit Baltistan and discourage illegal tree cutting.

The working plan of the timber policy was presented by GB’s Secretary Forest, Sajjad Haider in the Council session held here under the chair of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif as chairman council.

Besides taking up other agenda items, the House also approved the Council’s annual budget for fiscal year 2015-16 with a total outlay of Rs 831.925 million.