The president emphasized the need to becoming self-sufficient in electricity production to reap maximum benefits from CPEC.
Skardu: President Mamnoon Hussain says it is necessary to link Gilgit-Baltistan with national grid to derive maximum benefit from water resources of the region.
He was speaking at a briefing on the power generation projects of Gilgit-Baltistan in Skardu on Sunday.
President said the pace of development will pick up in Gilgit-Baltistan by linking it with the national grid.
He underlined the need to increase electricity generation and its linking with national transmission line to pass on the benefits of economic progress to the people.
The President emphasized need on becoming self-sufficient in electricity production to reap maximum benefits from the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.
On the occasion, Governor Gilgit-Baltistan Mir Ghazanfar Ali, Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman, Provincial Minister for Water and Power Haji Akbar Taban and senior officials were also present.
Source: Radio Pakistan