On 14th April 2015, Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif visited Gilgit. Addressing a public gathering, the prime minister said “I have come here to give you development projects… Nawaz Sharif’s heart beats with people of Gilgit Baltistan”. He announced that Hunza, Nagar, Shigar and Kharmang districts will be created in the region besides forming a committee under the leadership of Mr. Sartaj Aziz to make recommendations for resolving the constitutional limbo in the region. The Prime Minister said that around 40bn rupees will be spent on widening and repair of the 75km long Jaglote-Skardu road. Mr.PM also announced construction of Henzal Hydro electricity project to address the electricity shortage in Gilgit city. He distributed 280 laptops amoung the students of Karakuram International University and promised 1,000 more laptops for them besides establishing Baltistan University. PM also promised 2million loan for unemployed youth, more PIA flights for the region and repeated the announcement of making the region’s airports fit for landing of larger jets.
In an another meeting PM approved GB Timber Policy under which it has been plan to plant 2.6 million sapling trees during coming 30 years.
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