ISLAMABAD (APP): Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), said a strong force of 1500 personnel is being constituted to ensure protection of Karakoram Highway.
He said paper work has already been completed while recruitment will be conducted on merit. He was talking to a delegation of Ulema, who called on him to discuss law and order situation in GB region. The Minister said training to this force will be provided by Pakistan Army.
He said protection of human lives is the highest priority of government and added that serious steps are being taken to counter sectarianism in the GB.
Minister said Ulema Board has been constituted to maintain law and order situation in GB adding that besides, the government has embarked upon several measures to counter corruption which are bearing fruits.