Interim Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has emphasized that the challenges faced by Gilgit Baltistan will be resolved through constitutional means, and no particular interest group will be allowed to impose its agenda.
During the inauguration of the outpatient department at a cardiology hospital, Kakar reassured the public by stating, “The principle of ‘One Nation and One Law’ will be upheld without any doubt.” He stressed that it is the responsibility of the State to protect the rights of its citizens and pledged to address the issues faced by the people of GB, ensuring them a dignified life.
Kakar also expressed his commitment to harnessing the economic potential of Gilgit Baltistan, particularly in the fields of tourism and energy production. He outlined plans to improve the region’s road infrastructure to enhance its connectivity with the rest of the country.
The caretaker prime minister highlighted the importance of engaging in constructive dialogue with local stakeholders and addressing any mutual misunderstandings that may exist.
In response to the financial challenges faced by Gilgit Baltistan University, Kakar revealed that he had directed the finance division to intervene following discussions with the vice-chancellor.
As part of an inclusive approach, Kakar informed that he had instructed the caretaker information minister to broadcast air talk shows in Gilgiti and Shina languages twice a week on Pakistan Television.
Prior to the hospital visit, Kakar toured various departments and was briefed on the medical facilities. The 50-bed hospital includes emergency care, an intensive care unit, children’s ward, cardiac surgery, and treatment sections. It is expected to become fully operational by June 2024.
The event was attended by Caretaker Interior Minister Sarfraz Bugti, Information Minister Murtaza Solangi, Chief Minister GB, and senior officials.