Islamabad January 2: Deputy Speaker National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi has said that proper utilization of immense economic and tourism potential in Gilgit-Baltistan could lead Pakistan in especially Gilgit-Baltistan to progress and prosperity. He said that establishment of Pak-China Economic corridor would be beneficial for achieving the above targets. The Deputy Speaker said this while talking to Mr. Wazir Baig, Speaker Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly who called on him alongwith the delegation comprising Deputy Speaker, Ministers, Gilgit-Baltistan, Members of the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council at Parliament House today.
Murtaza Javed Abbasi said that Gilgit-Baltistan was an important part of the country and rich in natural resources and human potential. He said that present government was committed to bring the region in mainstream by providing economic activity, education and provision of basic amenities. He said that establishment of Pak-China Economic Corridor was a step forward in relation of the commitment of the incumbent political leadership.
The Deputy Speaker said that administrative and financial autonomy has been ensured to the GB. He was confident that the political leadership of GB was aware of the problems of the area, therefore, would devise policies for socio-economic development of the area. He assured all out support of the National Assembly Secretariat for the capacity building of members and staff of Legislative Assembly.
Qamar Sohail Lodhi, Additional Secretary (Legislation) briefed the participants of the meeting about the organizational setup, formation and working of National Assembly and its Standing Committees.
The Speaker of the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly thanked the Deputy Speaker for organizing comprehensive briefing about the working of the National Assembly for the members Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council.