ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Thursday directed that work on the multi-billion dollar Diamir-Bhasha Dam be expedited as it was a project of national importance.
Talking to Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo here at the PM House, Raja Pervez Ashraf said that the government had approved Rs. 41 billion as compensation for the people affected due to the project.
Manzoor Wattoo appreciated the Prime Minister for keen interest in taking measures to solve the energy crisis, reduction in oil prices, issue of missing persons and resumption of NATO supply lines.
The minister apprised the Prime Minister about the unanimous passage of the budget in AJ&K Assembly. He also apprised him about the progress on mega hydel projects, including Mangla Dam Raising Project.