Enemy designs against China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will fail and civil-military leadership is on the same page and determined to complete the project at any cost, this was stated by Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez Ur Rehman while talking exclusively in Roze News program Analysis with Asif. The Chief Minister said that India is working against the project and the nation needs to be alert to conspiracies against the project.
Hafeez said that in the past only coalition governments were established but it is the first time that a single party has formed government in Gilgit Baltistan (GB). He said that we had given a period of hundred days for the completion of many programs and despite facing natural disasters we completed these programs within the given time and fulfilled the promise we made with the people. Shedding light on various schemes and projects initiated by the present government the Chief Minister said that in a short span roads up to seventy kilometer have been constructed, the electricity crisis has been curtailed, moreover interest fee loan has been provided to the youth.
The Chief Minister said that previously the process of giving government jobs was not transparent but our government has ensured that hiring is done purely on merit. He said that the previous government officials were spending public money for personal comfort and I have ensured that the public money is spent on the welfare of the public. Highlighting the achievements of his government Hafeez said that his government is working on promoting tourism in the region and close to one million tourists have visited Gilgit Baltistan. He pointed out that there was no Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine in Gilgit Baltistan and I request the Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif to arrange a second hand MRI machine but instead of a second hand machine the Punjab Chief Minister provided us with a new MRI machine which has greatly benefited the patients and they don’t have to travel to other cities for scans.
Responding to a question regarding accountability the Chief Minister pointed out that there was no court of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Baltistan, but within four months I made sure that the regional NAB office is established in GB and now 46 NAB officials are working in the office and close to hundred cases are being investigated by NAB.
Speaking about the law and order situation in GB, Hafeez said that since the terrorist attack in Nanga Parbat there has not been a single incidence of terrorism in GB and the law and order situation has improved a lot. He vowed that his government will do everything in his capacity to provide better facilities to the people and carry out development projects.