KOTLI: (Parliament Times) The Chief Secretary Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Mathar Niaz Rana on Thursday visited the Gulpur Hydro-Power Project site and inspected the ongoing construction work.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Secretary appreciated the engineering services quality of work and directed to complete the project within stipulated time.
Mathar Niaz Rana said that AJK has great tourism potential which needs to be fully exploited.
He said the site of Gulpur Barrali Lake, which is being emerged due to the hydro-power project, could be further beautify to attract the visitors turning it into the center of tourism. “It would help generating economy and creating employment opportunities to the local youth”, Niaz added.
Earlier, Jhanzab Khan briefed thoroughly briefed Chief Secretary about the ongoing construction work on the project.
He told that project after completion would generate 102 megawatt electricity.
Meanwhile, talking to different delegations of lawyers, workers and leaders of different political parties, notables of the city and district administrations during his Kotli visit, the Chief Secretary Mathar Niaz Rana said that Indian unprovoked shelling across the Line of Control (LoC) is an attempt to divert the attention from deteriorating internal situation due to the controversial citizenship bill.
The Chief Secretary strongly condemned unprovoked Indian firing on the civilian population at LoC and termed it as a cowardice act.
He assured that governments and people of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir are standing shoulder to shoulder with the affectees of Indian shelling.
Mathar Niaz Rana told that people living along the LoC would get the health card on top priority without any survey.
He assured that a package of three billion rupees would be spent on the development of LoC areas.