Altaf Hamid Rao.
MIRPUR (AJK): (Parliament Times) General elections in Azad Jammu Kashmir will be held on time on completion of the ongoing constitutional terms of the incumbent AJK Legislative Assembly next year.
This was disclosed here on Thursday by the AJK Prime Minister Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan who reaffirmed his government’s resolve to hold the elections in free, fair, transparent and peaceful atmosphere to the people to elect their true representatives.
Addressing a public meeting at Khari, in outskirt of Mirpur city on Thursday, he asked the political parties to fully participate in the election process and present their manifesto before the people but not to divide the people on the name of elections .
He said the present government has maintained the rule of law and merit was established to give jobs to the educated youth and added that people will decide our performance in the next general election.
He said being an earthquake affected person, I can fully understand the problems and difficulties being faced by the affectees and in this context all possible resources are being channelized to mitigate their grievances and assured that government will not take rest till the rehabilitation of the last affectees of earthquake.
He said the work for the rehabilitation of roads and bridges have been started and assured that compensation will also be extended.
He said his party will participate in the next general election in view of our performance and expressed the hope that the people of Azad Kashmir will again elect his party into power.
The Prime Minister pointed out that no other person has a legal authority to form a force and made it clear that only the state government is empowered to set up such kind of force and will not allow any person to sabotage the election process in Azad Kashmir.
He urged all the political parties of Azad to demonstrate sagacity and create an atmosphere of peace during the election.
Haider said the government has channelized all its resources for resolving the problems of the people and funds were also allocated to opposition members for the completion of developmental projects.
The Prime Minister said government has increased the package for the affected people of Line of control and taking all possible measures to redress their problems.