Gilani Announces Rs15 Billion Grant For Gilgit-Baltistan3 April 2010
Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani said on Saturday that the government has decided to inject Rs15 billion over the next five years for the rapid development of Gilgit-Baltistan. Addressing the oath-taking ceremony of members of Gilgit-Baltistan Council in Islamabad, he said that Gilgit-Baltistan will be treated at par with the other provinces. He said that the credit goes to the present government for granting maximum political and financial autonomy to the area. Gilani expressed confidence in the Gilgit-Baltistan council, which will play an important role in the better governance of area. He said the council has been assigned 54 subjects for legislation, which include all important areas of governance. Gilani said that it is now the responsibility of the members of the council to pass laws which ensure transparency, equity, justice, fair play and efficiency.