“Addresses public gatherings at Kouyan, Kharik & Chhotagala”
RAWALAKOT: (Parliament Times) AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan spent a hectic day in Poonch on Friday, addressing three public meetings.
Addressing a public gathering at Kouyan the PM said that people of Poonch always followed principles in politics and struggled hard for public rights.
He assured that Rawalakot would be made a beautiful city and he would personally look into the matters of Poonch. The project of international standard road from Tolipeer to Lasdanna has been approved, he added. He said government was taking up tourism as an industry and with the enforcement of new tourism policy there would be significant investment in the area. PML-N was taking part in elections in Poonch first time therefore people should overwhelmingly vote to it, he stated. He said he was responsible to address people’s problems and if he failed to do so people of the area could reject PML-N in the next general elections.
Addressing another public meeting at Kharik, adjacent to Rawalakot city, Mr. Haider said that people cast their vote to PML-N on the basis of performance in Hajirah. He said Rawalakot would be developed into a hub of tourism as a result of which people would get employment opportunities at the local level. Appreciating the natural beauty of
Rawalakot the Premier said his government would take steps to invite investors to invest their capital in Poonch to further beautify it. Development funds have been doubled now, hence government would focus those areas that are still under developed, he remarked. The Prime Minister said one of top priorities of government was Kashmir liberation struggle. His government was pooling all resources to highlight Indian atrocities and HR violations over the globe.
Addressing at Chhotagala PM Haider said developmental projects worth 8 billion are underway in Poonch including reconditioning of all the highways. He said government was mulling to make Rawalakot an attractive place for both summer and winter for tourists, like Murree. Under the new tourism policy investors would be handed over land and other facilities in a transparent way within 30 days. Investors would also be given time frame to implement their plans, he revealed. Admitting that people of Poonch were politically well aware, he said neither could they be bought nor influenced to exercise the right of franchise. Turning to the PPP candidate contesting the by-elections, he said Yaqub’s all illegal encroachments had been razed. Brave people of Poonch would raze him in the elections too, he maintained. He said he was following the code of conduct of election commission adding that EC could examine his campaigning whenever it so wants.
Government ministers Ch. Muhammad Aziz, Sardar Mir Akbar Khan, Sardar Farooq Ahmed Tahir, Syed Shaukat Ali Shah, Yasin Gulshin, MLA Sardar Amir Altaf, members Kashmir Council Sardar Abdul Khaliq Wasi, and Malik Pervaiz Awan also addressed on the occasions.