Gilgit-Baltistan is gateway to CPEC: PM Imran

Dunya News

PM Imran Khan felicitates locals on Gilgit-Baltistan Independence Day

GILGIT (Dunya News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Friday has said that Gilgit-Baltistan is a gateway to China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project which will bring development in this area in the days ahead.

Addressing a parade in connection with independence of Gilgit and Baltistan, the premier said that the people of Gilgit had defeated Dogra rule in 1947 by bravely fighting a war to conquer their land. The ancestors also raised voices and freed Skardu and Baltistan in 1948, he told.

We claim that there is no God but Allah and we only bow down and prostrate to Him due to our firm faith, he added.

The PM said that Pakistan is a special gift from Allah to its people and that it was the first country which was carved out in the name of Islam. Implementation of justice will bring Almighty’s blessing and make Pakistan an example for others, he asserted.

Talking about the sufferings of the Kashmiri people, the premier said that Narendra Modi-led Indian government has stripped occupied valley of its human rights by continuing curfew and millions of people have been confined to their homes by nine hundred thousand Indian troops.

India will see the spirit and more resolve of the Kashmiri people for freedom once it lifts the curfew in the valley, he predicted.
The PM said he is the ambassador and spokesperson of the Kashmiri people and will plead their case at every fora.

Alluding to the immense beauty of Gilgit-Baltistan, Imran Khan expressed his confidence that now more tourists will be visiting the region which will bring prosperity and ensure a brighter future for its people.