Refugees express gratitude on increment of living allowance


Muzaffarabad,  (Parliament Times) : Refugees representatives expressed gratitude over the efforts of Incumbent Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Tanveer Ilyas who has increased the monthly living allowance of refugees to Rs.1500 per person.

In a statement issued here on Friday, refugees expressed gratitude for the long-standing demand of the refugees by providing Rs 3.10 billion for the construction of refugee houses.

Chairman Pasban-e-Hurriyat Uzair Ahmad Ghazali, Muhammad Iqbal Awan, Chaudhry Muhammad Mushtaq, Iqbal Yasin Awan, Bilal Ahmad Farooqi, Chaudhry Muhammad Ismail and Usman Ali Hashim in a joint statement have said that the Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Tanveer Ilyas has fulfilled the responsibility of base camp government in real sense by encouraging the refugees who are active for the independence movement of Kashmir.

“It is a very gratifying announcement for the families of martyrs, orphans, widows and poor refugee families living in rented houses in refugee settlements and various cities of Azad Kashmir that the Prime Minister has increased the monthly living allowance by Rs. 1500 per person”, they maintained.

They stated that hundreds of families were compelled to go on hunger strike to meet their basic needs including education, health, rent and even living standards have become impossible.

Refugees leaders have called on the Azad Kashmir government to take urgent steps to resettle the displaced families, implement the 6% quota in government jobs, and provide basic human needs like clean drinking water, education and health facilities in refugee settlements.

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