ISLAMABAD, (SANA): The Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan met at the Parliament House under the Chairmanship of Senate Salim Saifullah Khan.
The Committee discussed in detail the working and performance of the Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit- Baltistan besides the constitutional status of the Gilgit- Baltistan.
Senator Salim Saifullah Khan and other members of the Committee appreciated the Ministry’s efforts for according identity to the people of Gilgit- Balitistan and giving them rights. The Committee decided to visit Gilgit-Baltistan soon and interact with political leadership to apprize itself of the problems being faced by the local population.
Members also appreciated the development projects being implemented and expressed the hope that development initiatives wiould improve the life style of the people of G-B and change socio-economic conditions. Chairman Committee lauded Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo for taking keen interest in the affairs of the Ministry and bringing improvements in the performance.
He said the Ministry can be a role model for other ministries. Earlier, Mian Manzoor Wattoo, Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and G-B informed the committee about the steps taken by the present government and said government is taking seriously interested in the empowerment of the people G-B and is focusing on various development projects in the area.
The committee assured its all out support to the Ministry in overcoming challenges Ministry in overcoming challenges in the way of its effective performance. The meeting was attended among others by Senators Jahanigr Badar and Ms. Sughra Imam besides Secretary of the Ministry and other senior officials were also present.