ISLAMABAD, Oct 17 (APP): The proposed road between Gilgit-Baltistan to Tajikistan would open up new avenues of progress and prosperity in the region, besides turning Gilgit as an international city. The estimated Rs. 2 billion Gilgit Tajikistan Road would connect Pakistan to the land-locked Central Asian states, where virgin yet vast natural reserves await access to international markets. Pakistan is the only country through which Central Asian State could do business with the outer world either through Gawadar Port in Balochistan Province or the proposed Gilgit-Tajikistan Road.
Pir Karam Ali Shah, the Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan, had recently met with both President and Prime Minister to apprise them of the importance of 220-km-long road.
The project is compatible with the agenda of SAARC Summit which is called “Connectivity”.Tajikistan has already completed the construction of road and bridge on its side of the border.