Coordinated efforts required to promote rule of law: AJK PM


“Addresses oath-taking ceremony at Patihka Bar Council,”

MUZAFFARABAD: (Parliament Times) The Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider Khan has said people of all walks of life will have to work for rule of law, dispensation of justice and social equilibrium.

Addressing the oath taking ceremony of newly elected office bearers of Patihka Bar Council on Tuesday he said AJK is thankful to former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif who doubled our development budget and resolved long pending matters relating to the State. He urged lawyers to cooperate with government for dispensing justice in the society.

Recounting his government’s achievements, “the Premier said the number of judges was increased in AJK while family courts were set up. 13th amendment in Act 74 transferred powers from Kashmir Council to AJK government. After 26 years, federal receipts for AJK were enhanced from 2.4 to 3.6 percent which would help AJK attain more than 10 billion rupees’ additional funds”.

The Prime Minister said his government approved appointment of civil judges through PSC. He said he would soon lay foundation stone of new project like construction of road from Athmuqam to Tao Butt. All the main highways of the State have been reconditioned, he maintained. In the next budget the government aims at focusing education, health and provision of basic amenities to underprivileged and people of far flung areas, he stated.

Meanwhile Mr. Haider visited Supreme Court where he was received by Chief Justice AJK Justice Ch. Ibrahim Zia, Senior Justice Saeed Akram and Justice Mustafa Mughal. He exchanged views with SC judges on judicial system and how people could be provided with cheap justice. The Premier went round court room, library, conference room and other sections. He also viewed the saplings planted by the Judges as part of spring tree plantation drive. On this occasion CJ SC presented him the court’s annual report 2017-18

Later the Prime Minister inaugurated the building of civil defense completed at a cost of 8 crore rupees.


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