GILGIT: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leadership in Gilgit-Baltistan has unveiled its manifesto for the upcoming elections 2015, in the region.
Speaking at a news conference in Gilgit city on Saturday, party leaders vowed to secure internal autonomy for the region if voted to power.
PTI leaders Hashmatullah and Izhar Hunzai termed the manifesto a revolutionary step, which if implemented, would bring a positive change in the region.
“Our party is committed to ensuring internal autonomy for G-B under a provisional provincial status,” said Hunzai. “This is the first time local party representatives have drafted a separate manifesto for the region.”
The PTI leader also drew attention to the importance of ensuring autonomy in the region.
“Complete autonomy can be achieved by raising the status of G-B Assembly,” he said. “Moreover, we must fight for our cultural freedom and claim ownership of natural resources and the region’s 20% share in the proposed Pakistan-China Economic Corridor project which will pass through G-B.”