Gov’t committed for inclusive development, tourism promotion of GB: PM
PM to hold telephonic interaction with public on 4th April
ISLAMABAD, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that the provision of 3G and 4G internet services and connectivity in Gilgit Baltistan were vital for exploiting the true potential of youth and promoting tourism in the area.
It will also help youth in getting online education and utilizing their capabilities through information technology besides benefitting from the potential of tourism, he added.
The Prime Minister was presiding over a meeting held here for bringing about further improvement in connectivity in Gilgit Baltistan.
Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan Ali Ameen Gandapur, Minister for Information Technology Amin-ul-Haq, Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Muhammad Khalid Khursheed and senior officers were in attendance.
The meeting deliberated on various projects and other related matters for bringing about further improvement in communication links and internet facilities in Northern Areas.
The Prime Minister said that the present government was committed to the development of Gilgit Baltistan and has already approved a historic development package for GB, which will herald a new era of progress in the area.
He said that as compared to past the present government was giving special attention to improve connectivity in Gilgit Baltistan and the government’s commitment was also evident from 250% increase in the allocation of funds for communication links in the area.
The Prime Minister directed the Ministry of Information Technology, Special Communications Organization (SCO) and Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) to continue to strive for improved connectivity in Gilgit.
Taking to Twitter to make the announcement, Faisal Javed said the public could interact with Imran Khan via telephone in the second session of ‘Apka Wazir-e-Azam Apkay Sath’ [Your Prime Minister with You].
The telephonic interaction will begin at 11:30 am on April 04, shared the Senator who said that the prime minister will respond to the public questions on telephone number- 051-9224900.
On March 31, it was announced that Prime Minister Imran Khan will directly interact with the public via telephone on April 04.
Taking to Twitter, Faisal Javed Khan announced that the prime minister would be interacting with the public and answering their questions on April 04 (Sunday).
He, however, shared that the timings and the numbers would be shared soon. “The conversation with the prime minister would be broadcasted live on television, radio, and digital media,” Faisal Javed said.
This is not the first time that Prime Minister Imran Khan would be interacting with the public on the telephone as on February 01, Imran Khan took calls from the general public and responded to their queries.
During the conversation, Imran Khan shared that a housing project has been initiated by the federal government under which Rs300,000 subsidy would be given to 100,000 housing units.
He said that a law needed for loans on housing projects was in pipeline due to some legal framework, however, it is now cleared and banks would provide loans for the construction of houses.