Altaf Hamid Rao.
Sahansa/ MIRPUR (AJK), (Parliament Times) : The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Sardar Abdul Qayyum Niazi laid the foundation stone of electricity and water development projects amounting to 1.15 billion rupees in Tehsil Sahansa here on Wednesday. Minister for Revenue Chaudhry Akhlaq Ahmed, Minister for Higher Education Zafar Iqbal Malik, Minister for Electricity Chaudhry Arshad, Minister for works Azhar Sadiq, and high ranking government officials were also present on the occasion .. During his visit to Kotli on Wednesday, the Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir laid the foundation stone of a water supply scheme amounting to 502.6 million rupees and met the long standing demand of the region . He also laid the foundation stone of the 132 KV Grid Station and 132 KV Transmission Line project to further improve the power transmission system. The project will cost. 645.54 million rupees and the project will be completed in three years.
Talking to the media after laying the foundation stone he said that these projects would be completed ahead of schedule. He said that the water supply scheme would be completed in a record time of two years instead of three and the grid station in one and a half years instead of three years. He said Azad Kashmir has been put on the path of practical development and the government will launch more public welfare oriented projects with the help of the federal government. He said according to the vision of the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan Azad Kashmir will be made a developed and welfare oriented state.
Meanwhile addressing a public meeting at sehensa , the Prime Minister said that the people voted for the vision of the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan. He said that the Schedule of the election of the local bodies will be announced by the Election Commission and the government will facilitate the election commission for holding local bodies. Referring to the observance day on the India Republic Day as a Black day, the Prime Minister said we are sending a message by observing Black Day to the international community that the promises made to Kashmiris have not been fulfilled. He urged the international community to fulfil its commitment made with the Kashmiri people and grant them their internationally recognized right to self determination. He paid rich tributes to the people of occupied Kashmir for their determination against the brute Indian forces and assured that the long night of terror and repressions would soon end and the Kashmiri people will ultimately get their internationally recognized right to self determination.