Altaf Hamid Rao.
ISLAMABAD/ MIRPUR (AJK), (Parliament Times) : The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Sardar Abdul Qayyum Niazi, has said that the tragedy of October 8, 2005 can never be forgotten which made the morale of the nation high.
In his message to mark the martyrdom anniversary of 8 October the Prime Minister said that the international community had played an exemplary role in extending humanitarian assistance to the people of Azad Kashmir which won the hearts of the Kashmiri people. He stressed the need to move forward with a new hope and provide awareness to the people to deal with natural disasters and to minimize the damage. He said the unprecedented help extended by the countries to the Kashmiri people . The Prime Minister reiterated his government’s resolve to utilize all its resources for the rehabilitation of the earthquake affected people and will not take rest until the rehabilitation of the affected areas. The Prime Minister said that slums have turned into settlements and roads that look like ruins have been replaced by highways. The buildings of the educational institutions have been completed better than in the past. The Prime Minister said that In the field of health sector the construction of hospitals and many other health centers have been completed with the cooperation of foreign countries while many projects are being constructed in accordance with international standards where modern medical facilities to the people are being provided. Steps are being taken to provide all the basic necessities of life to the people to provide modern health and educational facilities in every town and village of Azad Kashmir.