October 2007 News

President Inaugurates Work On Satpara Dam In Skardu

24 October 2007
The Nation

Skardu: President Gen Pervez Musharraf has said that all financial and administrative powers would be given to the elected people of Northern Areas. This he said while inaugurating work on Satpara Dam and its 17-megawatt power house near here on Wednesday. He said that these projects would bring green revolution in the area by enabling people to cultivate good quality of fruits and vegetables.This would go a long way to reduce poverty in the area,he added The President said that the people of NAs can launch development schemes without the interference of Islamabad. He said 52 demands of the people of Northern Areas so far have been fulfilled. He called upon the people to maintain peace and religious harmony in the region so the development schemes can be completed with in the short span of time. The development of these areas would help promote tourism in the area. Earlier Chairman WAPDA Shakeel Durrani threw light on the multipurpose Satpara Dam project. Federal Minister for Northern Areas Major (R) Tahir Iqbal said that President is giving top priority to the development of these areas.


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