AJK cabinet meeting reviews ongoing lock-down situation


Says decision on lifting of lockdown to be made after thorough consultations,

MUZAFFARABAD:   (Parliament Times)    The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) cabinet on Monday reviewed the ongoing lock-down situation in the state besides discussing different proposals for the future strategy during the holy month of Ramazan.

Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan presided over the special meeting of the cabinet here on Monday.

Addressing on the occasion, the Prime Minister suggested that ongoing lock-down could be relaxed on trial basis with strict implementation on precautionary measures. “If public didn’t observed recommended precautionary measures, it could be tightened again”, he added.

He further said that final decision would be made after thorough consultation at all levels.

Raja Farooq Haider directed Chief Secretary Mathar Niaz Rana to sought suggestions from all districts and divisions to take final decision in this regard on 23rd of this month. “Decision would be made after taking all schools of thoughts into confidence”, he announced.

He said we are passing through the emergency situation and we will have to prepare ourselves to live in such situation.

The Prime Minister said that government is fully aware of the problems being faced by the daily wagers. “All those who can afford come-forward and give saddaqaats (charity) during the holy month of Ramazan”, the PM added.

He appealed general public to observe eid with simplicity and generously help the deserving people around.

Raja Farooq Haider said that thorough consultation regarding lock-down would be made with the political and religious leadership of the state at Kashmir House in Islamabad on Wednesday (Tomorrow). Final decision would be made after the consultation.

He appreciated the cabinet members for their valuable suggestions regarding the future strategy during the meeting.

The Prime Minister expressed his gratitude to Pak Army and lauded the performance of state machinery including police, doctors and paramedical staff for tirelessly serving the nation.

The cabinet members expressed their confidence in the leadership and initiatives of Prime Minister Farooq Haider Khan and assured him their all out support. Cabinet members, Chief Secretary, Inspector General Police and others attended the meeting