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AJK to be turned into a model state through human resource development: PM

Islamabad: (Parliament Times) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan has said AJK would be turned into a model state by developing human resource and exploring new avenue of growth. In an interview to a private TV Channel, he said that an ideal state can only be established by imparting education compatible to the requirements of the time, addressing the challenge of unemployment and developing available human resource. The Prime Minister said his government has evolved a comprehensive plan to tackle all the challenges that hamper our progress towards the desired goals.

Raja Farooq Haider Khan said Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has put the country on the path of development and progress by addressing the challenge of energy crisis and providing basic amenities of life to the common masses. We have adopted the same vision in Azad Kashmir to develop every nook and corner of the state and remove the sense of deprivation prevail among the people.

He expressed his regret that we spend 84 percent of the budget on non development work but now we are determined to change the practice by shifting our focus on development. He said his government has also adopted a mechanism to make competent and qualified people part of the governance and kicking inept, sluggish and incompetent out of the system. No country can achieve progress and prosperity where incompetent and brainless people are at helm of affairs and running the governance, he asserted.

About the efforts of government for promotion of education in the state, he said that required funds would be made available for admission of maximum number of girls to schools and added that imparting quality education to every male and female child is a target of the government. The Prime Minister his government is promoting the culture of transparency in development projects. He said entire land record of rural areas would be computerized under Land Record Management Information System. He said computerization of land record would be a big achievement of Punjab government and it has curbed corruption, Cabinet has approved the project last week for computerization of land record.

The prime minister said the AJK government is implementing a big programme of skill development and thousands of youth have been imparted various skills according to market needs. He said that government is focusing on promotion of quality education in the province.


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