KARACHI (Nov 24): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, in principle, has decided to construct Sindh House in Gilgit-Baltistan and own a tunnel in the area as `Sindh Tunnel’ which is one of the routes of CPEC there.
He took this decision while talking to chief minister of Gilgit Hafiz Hafeez Rehman who called on him here at the CM House today.
Sindh chief minister said that it was PPP government in the center which made Gilgit Baltistan as province and with the passage of time it would emerge as full-fledged province with a constitutional cover. “Our government sowed the seed of making Gilgit Baltistan as province and definitely it would grow and the life of poor people of the area would change your tourist industry would flourish with the development of infrastructure,” he said.
Chief Minister of Gilgit & Baltistan said that he had offered to all the four provinces of the country to build their provincial houses in Gilgit Baltisant. “I would allot you (Sindh) land if you construct Sindh House as you have constructed in Islamabad,” he said. Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah appreciating his spirit accepted the offer to construct Sindh House there, “This would help to interact with the people of Gilgit Baltistan,” he said.
The GB chief minister also said that there were five natural tunnels from which CPEC route has been taken out. “I am offering you to own a tunnel and develop it according to the culture of Sindh and Sindh Tunnel would represent the people of your province in our area,” he said. The chief minister also accepted the offer and directed his principle secretary Naveed Kamran Baloch to put up a proposal and send team to visit Gilgit Baltistan and conceive the cultural work of the tunnel.
It may be noted that the five tunnels have been named after names of provinces such as Punjab Tunnel, Balochistan Tunnel and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa tunnel.
The Chief minister GB said that there were only two seats of their area in the Chandka Medical College and there is hardly any seat in the medical colleges of Sindh. On this the chief minister Murad Ali Shah assured him that he would give some seats to the student of GB.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on the invitation of Chief Minister GB vowed to visit the Gilgit Baltistan alongwith his cabinet and said “I would love to chair cabinet meeting there,” he said.
Sindh Chief Minister presented memento to the visiting chief minister and ajraks and topis as gifts. The visiting chief minister also presented a memento of his government to Sindh chief minister.