AJK PM lays foundation stone of Commercial Plaza of Auqaf Department

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MUZAFFARABAD:      (Parliament Times)    Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan laid the foundation stone of a Commercial Plaza of Auqaf Department here on Tuesday.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister directed the concerned department to complete the construction work in stipulated time maintaining quality of the work.

He said government would also provide funds for the construction of Saheli Sarkar Complex.

Raja Farooq Haider said government is extending all possible cooperation to the Auqaf Department for the construction of shrines of the sufi saints throughout the state.

The Prime Minister directed the concerned authorities for all necessary arrangements to observe the Saheli Sarkar Urs in traditional and befitting manner.

Earlier, Director General Auqaf Shahid Ayub thoroughly briefed the Prime Minister about the project.

Minister Auqaf Raja Abdul Qayyume Khan, Secretary Auqaf Ghulam Bashir Mughal, Chairman Zakkat Council Sahibzada Saleem Chishti and other were also present on the occasion.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister visited the old building of Jalalabad Library which is being converted into a big museum.

Speaking on the occasion, he said government is taking tangible steps to protect and preserve the history and culture of the Kashmir and a big museum is being established in the state where historical artifacts would also be placed.

Raja Farooq Haider told that Works, Central Design Office and Liberation Cell would properly initiate work on this important project in next month.

He directed the concerned departments to make the project at top priority ensuring its timely completion.

The Prime Minister said that project is already delayed that’s why it should be started and completed at war footing basis.