Altaf Hamid Rao.
ISLAMABAD/ MIRPUR [AJK], (Parliament Times) : The Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Abdul Qayyum Niazi chaired a meeting of the parliamentary party of PTI Azad Kashmir and ticket holders of the last general election here on Thursday. . The meeting was attended by PTI President of Azad Kashmir and Senior Most Minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan and PTI members and former Assembly candidates from 33 constituencies of Azad Kashmir. The meeting discussed in detail the upcoming local body elections in Azad Kashmir. Addressing the meeting the Azad Kashmir Prime Minister Sardar Abdul Qayyum Niazi said that local body elections will be held in Azad Kashmir and urged the workers to prepare for the elections. The Prime Minister said that the PTI government does not believe in practical steps and added that In the past, there were only air announcements regarding local body elections but no practical steps were taken to hold the elections. He said that the PTI government would fulfil all the promises made to the people and workers should maintain unity in their ranks. The Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir said that the PTI government has decided to hold local body elections in Azad Kashmir after 30 years according to the vision of the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan .He said power will be transferred to the lower level and the problems of the common man will be solved in a better way.Referring to the Kashmir issue he said the PTI government in line with the vision of the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan would utilize all its energies for highlighting the Kashmir issue over the globe and funds will be projected for the construction and development of Azad Kashmir. He said that priority would be given to public welfare schemes and no delay would be tolerated in the completion of development projects. He said that holding of local body elections was a big challenge and the government has accepted this challenge and added that local body elections will be held within six months to transfer power to lower levels and special representation of youth and women will be ensured .