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 Pakistan News 6/13/2002 

PROMOTION OF TOURISM IN BALTISTAN AND BALTORO REGION 

The northern areas Force Commander is taking special interest to promote mountaineering and tourism in Baltistan. In this connection a comprehensive plan has been prepared to provide maximum modern and high tech facilities through solar energy for the tourists and mountaineers at PIAJU base camp near Baltoro Glacier and other base camps including K2. This project will be completed by major Rafique of Pak Army EME division and his team. he has already completed a solar energy project at city park in Gilgit. It has been further briefed that a complete residential area will be established at the base camp having international dialing facilities, five bathrooms with hot water, stoves for cooking, tubelights all around and within the base camp facilities of television through dish. This latest arrangement will be provided entirely through solar system which has been designed and will be installed by the Pak Army engineers.

Source: Asghar Ali Porik JASMINE TOURS Department of Tourist Services License #333 http://www.jasminetours.com

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