Minister promises all possible cooperation for GB’s development


Federal Minister for Planning and Development Works Ahsan Iqbal said Wednesday the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) government will extend all possible cooperation for development of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB).
In a meeting between Governor Gilgit-Baltistan Syed Mehdi Shah who called on him in Islamabad and Ahsan Iqbal, matters pertaining to Development of Gilgit-Baltistan were discussed.
According to media reports, GB’s Governor asked the Federal Minister to provide funds for Public Sector Development projects in Gilgit-Baltistan.
GB’s government has been expressing reservations over federal government’s inability to provide sufficient funds to the Pakistan administered part of Jammu and Kashmir.
In a press conference at Islamabad’s Gilgit Baltistan House few days ago, the incumbent Chief Minister of GB Khalid Khurshid had severely criticized PDM government for non-provision of funds.