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New university and cardiology center to be established in Gilgit-Baltistan, says Barjees Tahir

ISLAMABAD, Aug 2 (APP): Federal Minister for Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir Affairs Chaudhry Barjees Tahir has said that it was his desire to establish a University and a modern Cardiology center in the area to facilitate the people.The minister said that government was taking measures to ensure peace and prosperity in GB, said a press release issued here.

He said that the resources would be utilized for development and prosperity of the area, adding that recently he has held a meeting with Governor Gilgit Baltistan Syed Pir Karam Ali Shah to discuss the issues of the area. Barjees said that no one would be allowed to steal the natural resources of Gilgit Baltistan.

He said that GB was his home and a comprehensive plan in coordination with the provincial government would be made to resolve problems of the people.

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  1. Respected Minster sab ! Thanks a lot for taking interest and showing integration with GB by initiating opening of two institutions. At the same time this has been earnest desire of all GBIANS that they should have constitutional right in parliament. Please give top priority to this demand or work for other alternative independent set up or bring reforms in existing one with the collaboration and coordination of GB political leadership and civil society representatives.

  2. As a political slogan looks great but in reality the current health system is rapidly deteriorating and loosing the skilled professionals.The political leadership should concentrate on enhancing the skills and plan for retaining the competent Professionals. The people of GB hope that the new institutions will not be established on sectarian basis but the mission should be to serve the deserving communities.

    1. As an American citizen of Gilgit Baltistan origin,my mother was from Astore and father from Sermik,I have lived in USA for almost 45 years. Development of a Medical University would be of great benefit to people of the remote area. My older brother Dr Sikander hayat khan has established a 70 bed Charity hospital in our ancestral village Sermik Baltistan.

  3. The political leadership of Gilgit Baltistan needs orientation on the need assessment, consultation with opinion leaders and set priorities for the development of the area. We have seen many big figures announcing such large projects like medical college, engineering university etc. etc. but these announcements never materialized during their period of governance. While the Local political leadership must follow up on the announcements. I don’t know where are we heading towards…no direction. Lot of frustration and disappointment. Whoever gets to the helms of power takes full advantage for his/her personal gains. Civil society is not that much mature enough to pressurize the government machinery. ……………………………….Alas…..

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