Gilgit-Baltistan: Minerals, Tourism sector entities to be made corporations

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Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) was set to legislate on tourism and mineral deposits as the GB Council had finalised its recommendations for awarding both the sectors the status of corporations, official sources said. The sources told newsmen on Wednesday that an electricity board would also be constituted for the power sector.

“The managing committee of the GB Council has discussed and prepared its recommendations and the laws will be incorporated soon,” the sources said. “Various laws dealing with minerals and tourism in other provinces are being studied by the authorities with an aim to replicate successful models in the region,” the sources said, adding, the bills were expected to be passed from the assembly easily. They further said the legislation, if passed, would increase revenue collection. The laws intact in Balochistan could be extended to GB, suggested a member of the GB Council Mohammad Ibrahim.



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