AJK Govt decides to pay compensation to victims of Indian firing across LoC


MUZAFARABAD: High level meeting on Tuesday decided that compensation would be paid to the martyrs families and victims by Indian unprovoked firing at Line of Control.      The meeting was presided by Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan and Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs Ch. Barjees Tahir.     The meeting was also attended by Chief Secretary AJK Sikandar Sultan Raja, Additional Chief Secretary Dr. Saeed Asif Hussain Shah, Joint Secretary Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and other concerned officials. Secretary Disaster Management Authority Zaheer ud Din Qureshi briefed the meeting on the situation of Line of Control, rehabilitation of affected people and completion of development projects in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.   The meeting decided that all possible steps would be taken to compensate the financial losses of the people in AJK.  The meeting further said that under the Dynamic leadership ofPrime Minister Nawaz Sharif, all the development projects would be initiated in AJK, adding that all funds would be provided timely to ensure early completion of projects.      Prime Minister AJK Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan said that Pakistan is hope of our desires and advocate in the world. He said that our all sacrifices and struggle destination is Pakistan.       He said that Indian firing on LOC can’t discourage our determination, adding that the people of AJK would play front role in defense, stability and prosperit of the country.       He said that Kashmiries fighting the Indian forces atrocities with bravery and firm resolve and there is no instance of it.       He said that Indian forces mentally defeated in front of the determination of Kshmir people.       Speaking on the occasion, Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs Chaudhry Muhammad Barjees Tahir said that he came specially for expressing solidarity with the victims of line of control.       He said that in all circumstances, we stand with our people across LOC.       He said that provision of funds would be ensured and all the remaining compensation would be paid.      He said Raja Farooq Haider Khan is our Prime Minister and we all support him.       He said that funds of Kashmir would be spent within Kashmir. He said that required funds would be provided timely.       He said that the people of Kashmir determined and there is no fear of Indian aggression.       He paid rich tribute the martyrs and wounded people at LOC and expressed solidarity on the behalf of whole nation.       He said that in this difficult time Pakistan government and people stood with them.