Punjab Govt to continue its role in development of GB: Elahi


Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has stated that Punjab government would continue its role in the development of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB).

He stated this in a meeting with Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Khalid Khurshid as he called on him at his office here on Monday.

Matters of mutual interest, political situation and measures to promote inter-provincial harmony were discussed during the meeting.

Punjab Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi said that re-source-rich Pakistan was composed of federating units including Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. If all the federating units develop together, Pakistan would develop, he added. He said that everyone

had to walk together to take the beloved country forward as Pakistan would achieve its destination only through joint efforts, adding that the provincial government was working to promote inter-provincial harmony.

“People living in Gilgit-Baltistan are

our brethren and their development and prosperity is dear to us” he said.

The Punjab government would continue its role in the development of Gilgit-Baltistan; he said and added that greater cooperation would be extended in the healthcare system, education, information technology and other sectors. The GB Chief Minister thanked Pervaiz Elahi for his cooperation and invited him to visit Gilgit-Baltistan.

The cooperation of the Punjab government for the development of Gilgit-Baltistan was worthy of praise and “I am grateful for the support”, he added.

Provincial Adviser Amir Saeed Raan, Principal Secretary Muhammad Khan Bhatti, former Principal Secretary GM Sikandar and others were also present.


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