Prime Minister AJK Abdul Qayyum Niazi meets delegation of Foreign Services Academy

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Altaf Hamid Rao.

MUZAFFARABAD/  MIRPUR (AJK),   (Parliament Times) :  A delegation of Foreign Services Academy of Pakistan called on the Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Abdul Qayyum Niazi here on Thursday. Talking to the delegation the Prime Minister briefed the delegation on the administrative structure, history and setup of the Azad Kashmir government. The Prime Minister told the delegation that the implementation of the United Nations resolutions on the Kashmir issue is the only way for the settlement of the long standing Kashmir dispute . He said Kashmiri want the settlement of the lingering Kashmir dispute in accordance with the United Nations regulations and added that the priority of his government is the liberation of occupied Kashmir as well as the welfare and development of the people of the state. He said The Kashmir issue is at the forefront of Pakistan’s foreign policy and we are fully satisfied with the steps taken by the Pakistan government about the Kashmir issue . The Prime Minister appreciated the process of construction and development in Gilgit-Baltistan and said that we want Gilgit-Baltistan to be on the path of development.

He said that India had abolished the special status of Occupied Kashmir by repealing 370 and 35A to change the demography of Occupied Kashmir. He said that the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan is the real ambassador of Kashmir and has been continuing his efforts to project the Kashmir issue in its true perspective at international level. He said the people of Azad Kashmir have been inspired by the policies of the Prime Minister of Pakistan and steps taken by the Prime Minister of Pakistan regarding the provision of health cards and other welfare projects for the wellbeing of the people. He said The literacy rate in Azad Kashmir is much higher than that of the other provinces of the country. He said that the earthquake on October 8, 2005 in Azad Kashmir caused great financial and human loss and our infrastructure was badly affected. During this difficult time, the people of Pakistan, the Armed Forces and the international community came to our aid, which made the work of rehabilitation, construction and development possible. The Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir urged the delegation to expose the Indian atrocities and the Kashmir issue before the world community effectively. Kashmiris on both sides of the line of control are demanding that the Kashmir issue be resolved in accordance with UN resolutions.

On this occasion, the Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir also gave a souvenir to the head of the delegation. The delegation thanked the Prime Minister for giving him special time. Education Minister Dewan Ali Khan Chughtai, Planning and Development Minister Chaudhry Muhammad Rashid, Additional Chief Secretary Development Sajid Mehmood Chauhan, Secretary Information and IT Ms. Midhat Shehzad and Director General Information Raja Azhar Iqbal were also present on the occasion.