AJK government to strongly resist every move to change the status of AJK State, AJK PM

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Altaf Hamid Rao.

PATIKHA / MIRPUR (AJK),  (Parliament Times)  :  The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan has said that government is determined to hold free ,fair and transparent elections in Azad Kashmir but no one will be allowed to play with the rights of the people .Addressing a big public meeting organized by the Muslim league (N) here on Saturday he said Kashmiri have been struggling for the achievement of their fundamental right to self determination and the future of Kashmir will be decided by the Kashmiri,s themselves. He made it clear that no one will be allowed to interfere in the general election in Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan episode will not be allowed to repeat in Azad Kashmir.

He made it clear that there is no provision of caretaker set up under the constitution of Azad Kashmir and he will remain in power till the new Prime Minister takes oath of office. He said the government will strongly resist any move to change the status of Azad Kashmir and will not allowed to make Azad Kashmir a province of Pakistan .

Referring to the achievement of his government he said after coming into power a comprehensive development policy was chalked out to provide education, health and communications facilities to the masses and opened a door of progress and prosperity in the state. He said Muslim league (N) was established in 2010 and within a shortest span of period and as a result of team work Muslim league (N) has become a biggest party of the state and expressed the hope that his party will set up next government in Azad Kashmir in view of our performance. The Prime Minister thanked the generous financial assistance extended to Azad Kashmir government by the former Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif as a result of which mega developmental projects were completed by the government for socio economic wellbeing of the people of Azad Kashmir. He particularly lauded the leadership and dedicated role of AJK Minister Noureen Arif to serve the people of Kotala area.

The meeting was also addressed by the Secretary General of Muslim league (N) Shah Ghulam Qaider,Minister for Industries Noureen Arif, PWD Minister Choudhary Muhammad Aziz,Minister Health Dr. Najeeb Naqi Khan,Education Minister Barrister Iftakhar Gillani and Choudhary Shehzad Mehamood