ISLAMABAD: To facilitate tourists and locals, billions of rupees are being spent to upgrading and expanding road networking and other infrastructure in Gilgit-Baltistan.
This was stated by Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez ur Rehman while he was talking to a news channel.A committee had been formed to bring the tax reforms, he said adding an Anti-corruption law was also being implemented in G-B areas.
About 15 to 20 lakh tourists had been visiting the Gilgit-Baltistan, due to peaceful environment restored by the efforts of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), government, he said.
To a question the CM G-B said that an amount of Rs. 47, 00,000 had been collected through withholding tax. Appreciating the federal government initiatives, he said that besides Gilgit-Baltistan budget, the Center had also provided 19 billion rupees for special projects and development of the area.
Two power projects of 100 megawatt and 80 megawatt capacity, costing 52 billion rupees would be completed through China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), he said.
To another question Hafiz Hafeez ur Rehman said that Gilgit-Skardu road was being completed with the cost of 35 billion rupees.
More than 100 billion rupees was being invested to link and expand road networks, he added.
Completion of roads will further boost tourism as this will reduce the distance and will save the precious time of the people travelling from Gilgit to Islamabad, he said.