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Govt planning new airport in Gilgit: Khan | The Express Tribune


ISLAMABAD:

Gilgit-Baltistan Information Minister Fatehullah Khan on Saturday said the PTI-led government was planning to build a new international standard airport in Gilgit to meet the requirements of international tourists and demand from domestic investors.

“The construction of a state-of-the-art new airport in the region will help boost the country’s exports as well as domestic and foreign tourism,” he said while speaking to PTV.

“The government is identifying key issues in the development of G-B,” he said, adding that the government has announced a multi-billion package for the G-B that would usher in a “new era” of progress in the region.

The government wants to bring under-developed areas at par with the developed areas, the minister added.

“There is a need for exploiting the huge potential of tourism existing in the mountainous region.” The information minister said that Pakistan was a safe tourist destination and it was the best time to take advantage…

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