Altaf Hamid Rao.
MIRPUR (AJK): (Parliament Times) Azad Jammu & Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan Wednesday lauded exemplary role of the forwards areas population close to the LoC in Neelam valley of AJK for facing indiscriminate and unprovoked Indian forces firing from across the LoC with velour and courage.
Addressing a huge public meeting at Sharda in Neelam valley on Thursday, he said people of this area despite difficulties have not compromised on principles and offered unique sacrifices in men and materials for the defense of the motherland.
The Prime Minister announced to grant three thousand rupees per month from the state budget to the dependents of those civilians martyred with the Indian forces firing at the line of control.
He said on our request the former Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr.Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has enhanced the grant of compensation of martyrs from one lac fifty thousand rupees each to ten lac rupees and similarly the compensations of injured and damage of property were also increased manifold.
The Prime paid glowing tributes to Pakistan Armed Forces for defending the ideological and geographical boundaries of the country and said the people of Azad Kashmir are standby with Pakistan Army and are determined to offer every kind of sacrifices for the defense of the country and Indian forces nefarious designs to crush the indigenous freedom struggle is bound to fail.
He said The Indian Prime Minister has started an undeclared war against the people of occupied Kashmir and utilizing all illegal means to quell the freedom struggle with the use of military might but have failed to demoralize the spirit of freedom of the people of occupied Kashmir.
Referring to the achievements of his government the Prime Minister said the government has restored the merit, increased the state revenue and rights of the people were made available at the door steps of the common man without any political affiliations.
The Prime Minister said revolutionary steps would be taken to provide peaceful atmosphere to the tourist to boost tourism in Neelum Valley.
He said steps would also be taken to preserve the wild life and promote trout fish farming on commercial basis. He announced permanent post of sub judge at Sharda and many other projects for the people of the area.
He said the AJK Prime Minister has taken concrete steps for the development of Neelum Valley and in view of our tremendous performance will again form government in Azad Kashmir.