MUZAFFARABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday hosted a simple but impressive farewell function to bid adieu to outgoing Chief Secretary Ejaz Munir who was transferred and posted as Secretary Aviation Division by federal government.
The farewell ceremony held at a local hotel was attended by Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan, members of his cabinet, legislators and senior members of civil administration.
Speaking on the occasion Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan paid rich tributes to outgoing Chief Secretary. He said that Dr Ejaz Munir has become a role model for the civil servants for the role he played to ensure good governance and effective administration during his stint to serve as Chief Secretary.
He said civil servants has crucial role to play in effective and result- oriented functioning of the government. He added that public servants are accountable before the people representatives and later are accountable before the masses.
He said that any government that has officers like Ejaz Munir never fails to come up to the expectations of the masses. The Prime Minister Dr Ejaz Munir served in AJK during the transitional period and he had effectively helped the new government in resolving very sensitive and critical issues with the federal government.
The outgoing Chief Secretary he went on to say worked hard with dedication and commitment in making a significant progress to resolve issues like constitutional reforms, water use charges and improvement in service structure of civil bureaucracy in Azad Kashmir.
The outgoing Chief Secretary Ejaz Munir recalling the time in AJK said that he will never forget 13 months of his life that he spent in the state. The Prime minister, his cabinet and other senior officials of his government worked with him like a team.