PPP AJK urges to shift lapsed budget for corona relief activities

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S. A Haidri

Muzaffarabad: Pakistan Peoples Party Azad Jammu and Kashmir (PPP AJK) has said that the government should shift the lapsed budget for corona relief activities.

PPP AJK President Chaudhary Latif Akbar urged the incumbent government of AJK to improve the performance of Kashmir Liberation Cell.

In a statement issued here on Sunday, he said that the first priority of the State government should be Kashmir freedom of movement.

He said that it is inevitable to highlight Indian atrocities in international forums, “for this, the AJK government has to increase the funds of the Liberation Cell” he said.

While talking about the upcoming budget in AJK, he said that the government should focus on reducing inflation besides making all pertinent departments accountable whose development budget lapsed during the present fiscal year.

Akbar reiterated that agriculture, education and Line of Control residents issues should be on top priority in the next budget.

“PPP believes in women empowerment and the state government should set 30% seats for women similar to the national assembly” President PPP AJK maintained.

Chaudhary Latif Akbar expressed his concerns on the poor performance of the highway department, saying that the department capability is not according to the amount being allocated for roads.

He demanded the government to shift the lapse budget of the state into corona relief activities for the facilitation of Covid patients.

Akbar also suggested to increase salaries and pensions to 20% as these employees are the backbone of the government system, “Asif Ali Zardari in his tenure increased 50% record salaries and 20% pensions” he added.

The AJK government is going to present their next FY 2020-21 budget on 18th June.