ISLAMABAD, Jan 24 (APP): Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Monday directed preparation of a feasibility report for an all-weather international airport and an IT university at Gilgit.Gilani had announced upgradation of the Gilgit airport in September 2009 to cater to larger aircraft in all weather conditions. Currently bad weather closes down the airport for days.The airport currently operates from sunrise to sunset and lacks Instrument Landing System and even runway lights. The upgradation of the airport can make it an international hotspot for tourism.
Talking to Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan Syed Mehdi Shah here at the PM House, Gilani said that the government das decided to establish information technology (IT) universities, particularly in under-developed areas to bring them at par with the rest of the country.
The Chief Minister apprised the Prime Minister of the law and order situation in Gilgit-Baltistan. He said an all parties’ conference was held last week to promote political reconciliation and to seek cooperation for improving law and order in the region.