Gilgit: According to a recent piece of news, the federal government’s apex committee for Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) development plan has completed its recommendations, and Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to declare a historic GB development package worth over Rs. 250 billion shortly.
According to an official source, the apex committee has recommended at least 57 development projects in the five-year development plan (2021-26), including previously approved projects, ongoing projects, and new projects, to be financed by the Center and by public-private partnerships (PPP).
Potential public-sector schemes, non-PSDP plans, and PPP projects were all included in the development plan, which was formulated by meetings with GB authorities and federal ministries/divisions.
The strategy also includes priority sectors including renewable energy/hydropower, health, education & capability creation, tourism, private sector development, agriculture, women’s development, social welfare, and youth.
The Ministry of Planning has formed two technical groups to finalize the integrated development plan based on the Karachi Transformation Plan, which was recently announced.
The formulation and execution of the development plan are supervised by an apex committee headed by the GB chief minister and an inter-ministerial committee chaired by the deputy chairman of the Planning Commission.
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