Pakistan has asked Turkey to make an investment in the northern areas of the country and help in boosting tourism in the scenic region, as per the reports of the state media.
The offer was put forward by Ali Amin Gandapur, the Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan, in a meeting with the head of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) in Pakistan, Gokhan Umut.
Nearly 2 million tourists visit the mesmerizing areas of Gilgit-Baltistan annually, the minister told Gokhan Umut that there are many opportunities for the Turkish and foreign investors in the tourism sector of the region.
He further said that the government is planning to set up the economic zones in Gilgit Baltistan which would be opening new avenues for industrial development in the region.
The economic zones are part of the CPEC project, an extended network of railways, roads and pipelines that is aimed at connecting the strategically important northwestern Xinjiang province of China to the Gwadar port of Pakistan, situated in the southwestern Balochistan province.
On the other hand, the Punjab government has made an announcement to increase the salaries of the police officers. The government has taken the decision of bringing the salaries equal to the Pakistan Administrative Services Group (PAS).
via Express Tribune