By Aziz Jan
Gilgit, April 21: Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas Qamar Zaman Kaira has received an unprecedented warm welcome on his arrival in Gilgit on his 2–days visits of Northern Areas. A large number of PPP workers from all over Northern Areas alongside with Chief Executive and members Northern Areas Legislative Assembly were present at the reception.
After his arrival Minister inaugurated the Khazana Chowk as Shaheed Benazi Bhutto Chowk. In his speech he assured that the new Government will award a revolutionary constitutional package to Northern Areas in order to bring the region as par with national level. He promised to struggle for the due share of Northern Areas in Diamar Basha Dam and to increase quotas of Northern Areas both in employment and educational institutions. He said that the party will devise strategy after a broad consultation with different stakeholders in the region and the party workers at grassroots level.
After this event he administered oath as Northern Areas chairman and head of the regional administrations in the Northern Areas Assembly hall. Later on he watched polo match at Aga Khan Shahi Shawarn Gilgit.
It is expected that tomorrow he will also held separate meetings with Hunza-Nagar PPP workers, KKH compensation committee and a group of Sost dry Port shareholders.