ISLAMABAD, Jan 8 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday said the federal government accords high priority to the development of Gilgit-Baltistan and assured that all possible steps would be taken for the wellbeing of the people of Gilgit- Baltistan. The President expressed these views in a meeting with the delegation of cabinet members of Gilgit-Baltistan led by its Chief Minister Syed Mehdi Shah at the Aiwan-e-Sadr here.Overall situation in Gilgit-Baltistan came under discussion during the meeting.The Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan briefed the President about developmental activities in Gilgit-Baltistan and the various steps being taken for the welfare and uplift of the people of the area.
The delegation appreciated the keen interest of the President in development of Gilgit-Baltistan and lauded the various measures being undertaken by the federal government for the development of the northern a rea.
The delegation included Muhammad Jafar, Muhammad Ali Akhtar, Dr. Ali Madad Sher, Muhammad Ismail, Bashir Ahmad Khan, Haji Gulbar Khan, Muhammad Naseer Khan, Raja Muhammad Azam Khan, Deedar Ali, Sheikh Nisar Hussain, Aftab Haider and Muhammad Ali Yougvi.
Muhammad Barjees Tahir, Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan was also present during the meeting.