Altaf Hamid Rao.
MIRPUR (AJK), (Parliament Times) : Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly on Thursday approved the Azad Jammu and Kashmir interim constitution (14th Amendment) Act 2020 with consensus and majority vote.
The Minister for law and parliamentary affairs Sardar Farooq Ahmed Tahir presented the amendment in the house which was approved by the Assembly which met in tha AJK State metropolis.
Earlier while speaking on the floor of the house, Prime Minister Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan said that with the approval of the amendment the issue of the appointments of judges will be resolved. He said government is fulfilling its obligations to extend financial assistance for the provision of justice to the people .He said Pakistan government has increased the wheat prices and the federal government has not even transferred the full share to Azad Kashmir in the federal taxes as a result of which the Azad Kashmir government has been facing 15 billion rupees short fall.
He said that the matter has also been brought in the notice of the Pakistan Prime Minister to grant the share agreed under financial agreement to Azad Kammu Kashmir ,The Prime Minister said the government is giving a billion of rupees subsidy to mitigate the sufferings of the people and efforts are underway to decrease the flour prices. .
The Prime Minister said that the government had maintained strict financial discipline and become self-sufficient in the economic resources and achieved the revenue targets despite the corona pandemic.