MUZAFFARABAD: (Parliament Times) The AJK prime minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan reiterated that Rawalakot would be turned into a hub of tourism.
Addressing a special meeting of Pearl Development Authority here on Wednesday he said Rawalakot was most suitable for international tourism. He said government was thinking to construct fly overs to decrease the traffic pressure in Rawalakot city. Steps would also be taken for widening of roads, beautification and cleanliness of the city, he assured.
He was of the view that construction of Khaigala to Tolipeer and Tolipeer to Lasdanna road would promote tourism and bring about economic revolution in Poonch. He said funds were being issued keeping in view the future needs all over AJK.
The Premier sought final recommendations on housing scheme Banjosa by May 2. He said funds would be earmarked for provision of basic amenities in the major cities in the next financial year.
The chairman PDA Farhad Ali expressed thanks to the Prime Minsiter for taking special interest for development of Poonch district. He expressed satisfaction over the construction of Guin Nala to Rawalakot road, Khaigala to Trarkhel road, Hajirah to Abbaspur road and Trarkhel to Hajirah road.
Meanwhile chairing a high level meeting on use of development fund Mr. Haider directed all the departments to achieve their targets of spending hundred percent development fund in the third quarterly. He urged them to ensure quality of work and transparency and send reports to PM Secretarat regarding use of development funds on daily basis. He said he had directed AG office to put off their weekly off days to facilitate the departments for achieving their targets of use of development funds.