Parliamentary panel formed for GB reforms

Published March 5, 2021
Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid Khan will head the committee. — Photo courtesy Facebook/File
Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid Khan will head the committee. — Photo courtesy Facebook/File

GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan government has formed a seven-member parliamentary committee to make recommendations for the proposed constitutional and administrative reforms in the region.

Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid Khan will head the committee while opposition leader in GB Assembly Advocate Amjad Hussain of PPP, Member GB Assembly Ghulam Mohammad of PML-N, Minister Mohammad Kazim Masem of MWM, Member GB Assembly Haji Rehmat Khaliq of JUI-F, Minister Abbaidullah Baig and Minister Raja Azam Khan of PTI will be members of the committee.

The main task of the parliamentary committee is to consult with leaders of all parliamentary parties in GB and take them into confidence regarding bringing administrative and political reforms in the region and formulate a joint mechanism.

Adressing a press conference in Gilgit Press Club on Thursday after the cabinet meeting, Information Minister Fatullah Khan said the meeting approved implementation of the single national curriculum (SNC) in GB.

Flanked by Finance Minister Javed Ali Manwa, Adviser to Chief Minister Shams Lone and Ali Taj, he said that government, private educational institutions in GB would implement single national curriculum from grade 1st to 5th within two weeks.

“The cabinet has also approved formation of a security task force to provide security to Diamer-Bhasha Dam project.

The task force will be consist of Pakistan Army, GB Scouts, Rangers and police,” he said.

The minister said that bidding for local bodies annual development schemes would be conducted under rules.

He said that the cabinet also approved allotment of land for NAB office in Skardu.

Published in Dawn, March 5th, 2021

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