Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has declared Gilgit and Skardu as big cities. While addressing a public gathering in Skardu, PM Gilani said people of Skardu will get their own assembly, own chief minister and own identity after transparent elections. The airport of Skardu will be upgraded to international standards. Prime Minister said the minimum salary in Skardu will be Rs. 6,000.