Govt committed in development of GB: Dar

Finance Minister Gilgit-Baltistan, Jawed Ali Manwa and his team during a call on meeting with Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar at the Finance Division.

ISLAMABAD, Dec 27 (APP):Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Tuesday expressed his government’s commitment for the development and progress of all regions including Gilgit-Baltistan.

During a meeting with Finance Minister Gilgit-Baltistan, Jawed Ali Manwa and his team, who called on the federal minister, Dar also stressed for utilization of tourism potential in Gilgit-Baltistan region, according to press statement issued by finance ministry.

He said, tourism development would not only enhance the revenues of Gilgit-Baltistan but would also portray a beautiful image of the country all over the world.

The minister said the government would extend support for the development of the Gilgit-Baltistan.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Finance, Tariq Bajwa, Secretary Finance and senior officers from Gilgit-Baltistan and Finance Division also attended the meeting.

Earlier, the Finance Minister Gilgit – Baltistan apprised the minister about the developments in the public welfare projects being carried out in Gilgit-Baltistan and financial constraints of the GB administration for the timely completion of these projects to ensure good governance in the area.