The federal government is soon going to announce a major economic package for Gilgit Baltistan (GB). The Ministry of Planning and Development held a meeting with the leadership of GB where it was decided to constitute two technical groups to finalize the integrated development plan on the pattern of the recently announced Karachi Transformation Plan (KTP).
Prominent members of the meeting included GB Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid and Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar.
According to the source, top-level committees would monitor the preparation and implementation of the development plan.
It is further said that the Federal Minister has directed the necessary permission of all the projects to be included in the plan, and it should be collected from the relevant panel before the next budget cycle.