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Azad Kashmir-Gilgit Baltistan Bus Service To Start

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MUZAFFARABAD: (Azadi Times) March 3, 2023 / Azad Kashmir Prime Minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan has said that bus service will be run between Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan from March 23.The

 

Shunter Tunnel projEct of the Gilgit-Baltistan government is a biggest and important project in the history. 50 million has been allocated, while the government of Azad Kashmir has formed a committee consisting of ministers regarding the Shontar Tunnel.

The Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir, Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan, along with the Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan, Barrister Khalid Khurshid, expressed these views yesterday during a press conference.

 

Azad Kashmir Prime Minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan said that the distance between Gilgit and Islamabad will be reduced with regard to the shunter tunnel. Knowing the importance and usefulness of this project, the Azad Kashmir government has formed a committee under the chairmanship of Minister of Government Diwan Ali Khan Chaghtai for the knowledge and supervision of the project.

 

Secretary Planning and Development and Secretary Communication and Works will be members of this committee. The committee will be in close contact with the governments of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan and the Federal Ministry of Communications and the National Highway Authority.

 

The committee will also be in touch with a similar committee nominated by the Gilgit-Baltistan government. The Government of Pakistan and the Governments of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan will examine the possibilities of cooperation.

The committee may involve experts to achieve the objective. The committee may also change the plan of action to achieve the objective. The project is important for Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

 

The completion of this project will reduce the travel time from Gilgit to Islamabad by eight hours and the best tourism and economic activities will be achieved on this route which will benefit the people of both regions.

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