Gilgit Baltistan budget increased from 9 billion to 15 billion, a record hike- Barjees Tahir

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan, Muhammad Barjees Tahir Friday said federal government’s increase in development budget to Rs. one trillion will help fulfill the promises made with the people of the country including Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan.

In a statement, he said the government has increased the development budgets for Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan by 100 percent.

He said during the election campaigns of Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif promised to provide all possible resources for the development of Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan.

He said the development budget for Kashmir has been increased from Rs 10 billion to Rs 22 billion while the budget for Gilgit Baltistan has also been increased from Rs 9 billion to Rs 15 billion which was a record hike.

The increase in budgets would decrease the financial problems of the two regions and more funds would be available for development projects, he added.

He said various projects would be started in Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

The minister assured that the governments of Pakistan Muslim League(N) working in Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan were observing merit and transparency in their day to day affairs. Courtesy: Business Recorder

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