Altaf Hamid Rao.
MUZAFFARABAD/MIRPUR (AJK), (Parliament Times) : National Project Coordinator, Muhammad Tahir Anwar met with the AJK Minister for Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation, Sardar Mir Akbar Khan here on Thursday. Matters related to the projects being completed under the National Program for Enhancement of Water Resources and National Program for Enhancing the Command Area were discussed during the meeting.
Speaking at the occasion, Sardar Mir Akbar said that Agriculture is the most important factor in the economy of the country. Unfortunately, the land owners have stopped paying attention towards agriculture due to which unemployment has increased to a greater extent. The incumbent government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has included agriculture in the list of its top priorities. Agricultural system in AJK will be improved according to the vision of the Prime Minister Imran Khan. National programs will improve the irrigation system in AJK. Federal government deserves rich thanks for adding Azad Kashmir in the national projects. Most of the areas of Azad Kashmir have hilly terrain. People used to work on small fields to fulfill their requirements. But, due to none availability of proper system of irrigation people were getting less fruit from their hard work. Resultantly, they stopped working in fields. The national projects will improve the irrigation system in the state. Irrigation department will fully cooperate in all the matters regarding these national projects, he further said.
National Project Coordinator, Muhammad Tahir Anwar thanked Sardar Mir Akbar at the occasion. He said that work on these projects in AJK is underway. Projects have been designed according to the needs of the masses. These projects are also being monitored from national level, he added.