PM AJK presides over high level meeting on local body elections

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MUZAFFARABAD,  (Parliament Time) : Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Abdul Qayyum Niazi chaired a high level meeting on local body elections here on Thursday. The meeting reviewed the progress made so far for holding local body elections in Azad Kashmir. The meeting was attended by Local Government Minister Khawaja Farooq Ahmed, Chief Secretary Shakeel Qadir Khan, Principal Secretary Zafar Mehmood Khan, Law Secretary Irshad Qureshi, Local Government Secretary Ijaz Ahmed Khan and others. The meeting also reviewed the legal and financial issues regarding holding of local body elections.Speaking on the occasion the Prime Minister expressed satisfaction over the progress made so far regarding the holding of local body elections in the state which would help transfer of power to a lower level and the tempo of development activities would also be accelerated. He said that local body elections have not been held in Azad Kashmir for the last three decades due to which the problems of the people could not be solved. He said according to the vision of the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, the common man will be empowered through local body elections to shift the power at gross route level.