by Zulfiqar Ali Khan
Hunza, November 6: Kaira should have consulted all stakeholders before announcing the new package for Gilgit-Baltistan. This was stated by the former Prime Minister and Quaid of PML (N), Nawaz Sharif while addressing a gathering in Karimabad Hunza. He assured the people of Hunza to talk with Prime Minister for the additional seat of Hunza in Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly. He said if the PPP government is not interested, then the next government of PML (N) will give the seat to Hunza.
He also announced to double the educational seats for students of Gilgit – Baltistan in colleges and universities of Punjab, promising free education to the students from Gilgit-Baltistan in the Medical and Engineering colleges of the province ruled by his brother Shehbaz Sharif.
He said their future Government will establish all professional educational institutions in Gilgit-Baltistan so that the students should not leave the region for education.
Addressing the gathering, Shehryar Khan, the PML (N) ticketholder, demanded another seat for Hunza in the assembly. He demanded to establish a campus of KIU in Hunza and also establish a Cadet college. In order to increase prosperity and funds for development it is important to allocate a portion of the revenues generated from border trade for local development, he said. He further demanded improvement of Gilgit airport.