Muzaffarabad/MIRPUR (Parliament Times) : Azad Jammu Kashmir Prime Minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan on Friday announced host of packages for the post 1990 Kashmiri migrants including government jobs to 100 migrant children, a grant of rupees 1.5 million for education and marriages, grant of loans and establishment of Girls Middle School at Ambur refugee camp.
The PM made the announcement while addressing a special ceremony held at Ambore refugee camp in outskirts of the State metropolis on Friday. Speaking on the occasion, the PM hailed the sacrifices of the migrant community who were forced to leave their homes by the Indian army. He said that the refugees have left their homes for a great cause. The PM said that the government does realize the problems being faced by the community.
“I understand the difficulties of the refugees. We could not provide facilities to the refugees for which we apologize to them”, the PM said.Handing over an official notification of increase in refugees’ subsistence allowance to migrant representative Chaudhry Firoz Uddin, the Prime Minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas said, “Migrants won’t not be left alone, 100% implementation of migrant quota in jobs will be ensured”.Besides providing concrete houses, the government would utilize its all-available resources to provide other basic amenities of life to migrants living in different camps all across the state. The Prime Minister also directed the concerned authorities to allocate 80 kanals of land for graveyard at Ambore refugee camp.He said that the PTI chairman and former premier Imran Khan had approved housing scheme for the refugees. “The way refugees are paying tribute to Imran Khan today is proof that Imran Khan was aware of the sufferings and difficulties of the migrant community”, he added.Regarding the disbursement of 1.5 Crore rupees, the PM said,
“A committee of ministers will be formed which will distribute money amongst the deserving and needy within 10 days’ time”. He said that loans worth 3 crore rupees will be given to the refugees, of which 10 lakhs will be given per person.The PM said that refugees living in Rara and Basnara refugee camps would also be eligible for the schemes announced by him during his speech.Khan said that the people of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir were demanding their legitimate rights guaranteed to them by the United Nations. He said that India has turned into a fascist state under Modi and its so-called secular face stands exposed before the world today.
Government Ministers Khawaja Farooq Ahmed, Dewan Ali Khan Chaghtai, Chaudhry Muhammad Rashid, Chaudhry Ferozuddin, Gohar Kashmiri, Atif Jan and others also addressed the event.Earlier, on his arrival Prime Minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan was accorded a warm welcome by the refugee community. Representatives of the community appreciated the premier for increasing subsistence allowance for the refugees.Pertinently, post 90 refugees used to get 2000 per person per month as subsistence allowance, but now they will get 3500 per head per month.