Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo informed that the government is committed for the welfare of the people Azad Jammu and Kashmir. He said for this purpose the development projects worth of about 32.2 billion rupees have been launched from March 2008 till date in AJK. He said these projects are on various stages of completion.
Answering another question, Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo said by virtue of Article 1(2) (d) of the Constitution of Pakistan, Gilgit-Baltistan is a part of Pakistan which enjoys special status in accordance with international commitments that is UNSC Resolution No. 39 (1948).
It has internal independence on the pattern of provincial setup. The Minister said maximum internal autonomy including legislative, executive, judicial reforms and self governance for the people of Gilgit-Baltistan has been ensured by way of promulgation of Gilgit-Baltistan (Empowerment and Self Governance) Order, 2009.