ISLAMABAD (APP): Federal Minister for Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir Affairs Chaudhry Barjees Tahir Wednesday said that maximum number of local people of Chillas would be employed in Diamer-Bhasha Dam project. During a meeting with two members of Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly here, the minister said that when the work on project would begin local people would be given priority in recruitment. He said that all the employees of class-IV and under would be from Chillas adding maximum eligible people in technical cadre would also be selected from the area. He said that the remaining seats of the project would be fulfilled from rest of the country on merit.
Barjees asked the Chief Secretary GB to look into the matter and update him about the latest situation. He said that the government would take all decisions in the larger interest of the people.
Earlier, the members informed the minister about problems being faced by the people of the area.