GB CM hopeful about CPEC to revolutionise entire region

Staff Reporter

Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid has said that billions of dollars of Chinese investment under CPEC will bring economic revolution in Pakistan which will also benefit Gilgit-Baltistan.

Talking to media on the occasion of a visit to Challenge Textile Factory on Lahore-Multan Road with Chinese investment, Khalid Khurshid said that the hydropower projects under construction in Gilgit-Baltistan under CPEC are in the national grid but unfortunately Gilgit-Baltistan is not connected to the national grid.

He said that he has talked to Federal Minister Asad Omar about it and he has assured that the issue will be resolved.

“We did not get the share we were supposed to get from Gilgit-Baltistan co funding from Chinese investment under CPEC and now there will be no abuse of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan under Imran Khan” he said
“Imran Khan’s government has increased our share from Rs2 billion to Rs 10 billion,” Khalid Khurshid said, adding that the recent election of Gilgit-Baltistan was the most transparent election in history and the competition with Nawaz League was in only two constituencies.

He said that China’s Challenge Group has signed an accord with the Gilgit-Baltistan government under which our 150 people will be immediately employed here and later this number will be increased to 2000 for which we are grateful to the group.

Pakistani Businessman Qamar Khan Bobby while briefing Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid about Chinese investment said that the Challenge Fashion Export Park is being set up on Kasur Road which will revolutionize the textile industry of Pakistan.