ISLAMABAD, Jan 1 (APP):Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Giligit-Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur Tuesday said Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) would become Switzerland in terms of tourism in 30 years as three international companies were working to explore tourism sites in the region.
Talking to media here, the minister said people of the area would be given their just rights to alleviate the sense of deprivation of 70 years.
He said the domain of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) would soon be extended to Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) whereas 200 kilometer long tourism corridor project would also soon be initiated.
The minister said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) would form the next government in AJK and GB. “We want to give rights to the people of AJK,” he added.
He said the previous government had constructed the Neelam-Jehlum hydropower project without proper planning which had made the life of local people difficult.
Gandapur said people of the area would be accommodated on priority basis for their betterment and prosperity during any development project started at local level.
“The present government is planning to nominate a Chairman of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan Committee who will effectively highlight Kashmir cause at international forums whereas the performance of JUI-F Chief Maulna Fazl ur Rehman is known to everyone,” he said responding to a question.
The minister highlighted that GB and AJK were the first to receive development funds and the government was committed to serve them without any political bias or discrimination.