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Civil society’s cooperation must to eliminate menace of nepotism & favouritism: AJK PM

Islamabad: (Parliament Times) Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir (PM AJK) Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan has said that civil society’s co-operation was essential for culmination of favoritism and nepotism saying that one must play his due role to ensure justice and merit in the State.

Prime Minister made these assertions while talking to a delegation here on Tuesday. Prime Minister stated that everyone have equal rights on the resources of the State, adding that there was a dire need to put an end to culture of discrimination between superior and inferior.

“Talented students belonging from poor families now have equal opportunities to become a stakeholder in public sector after the establishment of Neutral Public Service Commission in the State” Prime Minister maintained.

Moreover, he said that selection criteria regarding non-gazette public sector vacancies have become transparent by inductions through third party testing services (NTS). “Incumbent government of AJK want to enhance quality education in the state”, he said.

“I am grateful to cabinet members including Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) who sacrificed discretionary posts in this regard and supported the endeavors for merit and justice”, he maintained.

Prime Minister voiced that constitutional amendments in AJK interim constitutional Act 1974 will empower the State’s elected government besides abolishment of Kashmir Council. “Constitutional amendments will steer the state’s economy towards revenue generation”, the PM added. Prime Minister lamented that unfortunately, personal development was preferred to public sector development and the basic needs of masses have been ignored in the past.

“Keeping in view the public interest, sustainable development projects have been introduced in health and education” adding that he said that the basic needs of each villager living in far-flung areas of the State have been met under Prime Minister Community Infrastructure Development Program (PMCIDP).

The delegation appreciated the initiatives taken by the AJK government and assured the PM for their unflinching support for the development of the State.

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