Pakistan

PM Sharif announces construction of Gilgit-Skardu expressway

GILGIT: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced to construct Gilgit-Skardu Express at a cost of Rs 50 billion rupees.

He made this announcement while addressing the cheque distribution ceremony for earthquake affectees in Gilgit today.

He said that the expressway will be connected with China-Pakistan Economic Corridor for generation of economic activities in the area. Mr. Sharif said an airport in Gilgit would be constructed for jet service.

The Prime Minister said the federal government is spending billions of rupees in the areas for better communication facilities and other welfare oriented development projects.

The PM said work on various power projects including Bhasha Dam is in progress to tackle energy crisis. He directed for early payment of compensation money to the earthquake affected people.

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