ISLAMABAD, Jan 3 : The Speaker National Assembly Dr. Fehmida Mirza has said that democracy was the only way to make Pakistan developed and prosperous and meet the challenges confronting the country. While talking to Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan Syed Mehdi Shah, who along with a group of Member of Gilgit Baltistan Legislative Assembly, called on her in the Parliament House here on Sunday.The Speaker said that granting rights to the people of Gilgit-Baltistan to choose their representatives and form their government was due since long.
She said that with formation of Legislative Assembly in Gilgit, the democratic process in the area has been completed. She said that the step will lead to expedite the process of development and prosperity of the area.
The Speaker said that removing regional imbalances and ensuring equal opportunities was necessary for strengthening democracy.
She said that holding elections in Gilgit-Baltistan, announcing Balochistan package and the 7th NFC award were the visible proof of success of democracy in Pakistan.
The Speaker congratulated the Chief Minister and members of the Assembly of Gilgit-Baltistan on their election.
He said that the formation of representative government would pave way for prosperity and progress of the people of the area .APP