GILGIT, Dec 15: Speaker Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) Wazir Baig has assured a foreign delegation of investment-friendly policies in the region.
“China is playing an important role in the development of Gilgit-Baltistan,” he said while talking to a delegation of Chinese businessmen here.
He said all intending investors would find a friendly and conducive environment to invest in Gilgit-Baltistan. “There must be investmentfriendly policies so that more investors come to the country,” he added.
Mr Baig extolled services of Chinese people, saying that China was a time-tested friend of Pakistan and urged to further strengthen ties between the two neighbouring countries.
The Chinese businessmen took interest to invest in the mining sector in GilgitBaltistan.
Speaker Baig said that there was need to invest in the region as it was the most peaceful area in the country with huge mining treasures which needed to be explored.
Meanwhile, addressing various public gatherings in Hunza, he assured the people that their problems would be resolved as “a government of the people has come into power for the first time in the region, which is determined to resolve problem at their doorsteps”.
Speaker Baig thanked the people of Hunza for electing him as member of the GBLA. He was accompanied by Mohammad Ali Akhtar and Mutabiat Shah, members of the legislative assembly.
He said that the self-governance order would guarantee democratic norms in the region. He urged members of the assembly to focus on their prime duty and work for public welfare.Mr Baig said that as a speaker of the house he would act impartially and maintain dignity of the GBLA. He said development of Hunza was a priority besides parliamentary activities.
The newly elected speaker received warm public welcome throughout the journey from Gilgit to Gojal. This was his first visit of his constituency after the recent election. [DAWN]