Tarin assures support for dev of GB area on priority basis

Staff Reporter

Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Mr. Shaukat Tarin, held a meeting with Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Mr. Khalid Khursheed here at the Finance Division on Friday.

Finance Minister Gilgit- Baltistan, Secretary Finance and other senior officers from Gilgit-Baltistan and Finance Division attended the meeting.

The Chief Minister Gilgit- Baltistan apprised the Advisor on the development and public welfare projects being carried out in Gilgit-Baltistan and financial requirements of the GB administration for the timely completion of projects to ensure good governance.

Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Mr. Shaukat Tarin expressed government’s resolve for the development and progress of all provinces including Gilgit-Baltistan as the top priority of the present government.

The Advisor considered the requests of GB administration for creation of additional posts in different sectors, enhancement of tourism opportunities and meeting other requirements for good governance.

The Wheat issue in Gilgit-Baltistan was also discussed in the meeting and the Adviser informed that it would be considered in the next ECC meeting.

The Advisor further assured his full support for the development of the GB area on priority basis and emphasized for regular consultation and coordination meetings between Gilgit-Baltistan administration and Finance Division for addressing and timely resolution of the issues.

The Chief Minister thanked the adviser Mr. Shaukat Tarin for his support and encouragement.

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