Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday visited Gilgit and performed groundbreaking of Pakistan-China Optical Fiber Cable Project.
This project is a part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. The Optical Fiber Cable project, costing 44 million dollars will be completed in two years.
Special Communication Organisation will lay 820 kilometre long cable from Rawalpindi to Khunjarab.
On completion, the project will provide an alternate telecommunication route between Pakistan and China.
The prime minister will also administer oath of the newly-elected members of Gilgit Baltistan Council.