LAHORE:Secretary General, Jamaat e Islami, Liaqat Baloch, has stressed upon the government to take necessary steps to remove the deprivations of the people of Gilgit and Baltistan. Addressing a seminar under the aegis of the Gilgit Baltistan Progressive Youth at a local college, he demanded that the Chief Minister of the area should be vested with powers.
Besides, he said, the educational institutions including medical colleges and engineering universities should be set up. He called for increasing the quota of Gilgit and Baltistan students in the educational institutions of the Punjab. The JI Secretary General said that with suitable steps, the area of Gilgit and Baltistan could greatly help in the promotion of tourism and earn heavy foreign exchange.