Rawalakot, (Parliament Times) : Prime Minister Azad Kashmir Chaudhry Anwar ul Haq has said that former President Ghazi e Millat Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan has left behind a proud legacy that will continue to inspire the coming generations.The AJK premier said this while visiting the deceased leader’s Mausoleum here today. Prime Minister Haq, who was accompanied by senior Minister Colonel (Retd) Waqar Ahmad Noor, Mir Akbar Khan, Sardar Hassan Ibrahim Khan and others, laid a wreath at the grave of Ghazi Millat and offered Fatiha for the departed soul. Whereas a smartly turned out contingent of Azad Kashmir police presented a salute.
Speaking on the occasion, the PM said that the former President and his colleagues had played a significant role in the freedom movement. Terming Azad Kashmir as the land of martyrs, he said, that region was liberated after a great struggle and sacrifices rendered by our ancestors. He said that it was now our mutual responsibility to protect this land and its sovereignty.The PM also praised Sardar Khalid Ibrahim for his principled politics, contribution and selfless service to the people of Azad Kashmir. Meanwhile, addressing a function organized under the auspices of the Sudhan Educational Conference, the AJK premier Chaudhry Anwar ul Haq said tourism was the only key to solving problems being faced by the people of the region.Referring to the massive tourism potential in the region, the PM said the entire Poonch division was the best place for tourism.
“By promoting the tourism sector we can improve the standard and quality of life of the people in the area”, he said. He said that the government would ensure that taxpayers’ money was being spent with honesty on the welfare of people.Inorder to eliminate feelings of deprivation amongst the masses, the PM said that special attention was being laid on improving the water supply and sewage system, education, health, tourism and road infrastructure in the Poonch division.Regarding the issue of inflated electricity bills, he said that the issue has been resolved amicably.
Referring to the dire political and human rights situation in the Indian-occupied territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Chaudhry Anwar ul Haq said that India has unleashed a reign of terror in the restive region. Urging the world community to take effective cognisance of Indian state terrorism in the Indian-occupied territory of Jammu and Kashmir, he said that it was high time that the global community should play its much needed role to end human rights violations in the region.He said that promoting the Kashmir cause both at national and international level was the top priority of the incumbent coalition government. ” Accession to Pakistan is our goal and our struggle will continue until this goal is achieved”, he said, adding that the struggle to fulfill the mission of our ancestors would continue despite all odds. He said that a strong and prosperous Pakistan was a guarantor for the freedom of occupied Kashmir. He said that any misadventure by India on the Line of Control would be responded to with full force. The function was attended and addressed by former Prime Minister and President Sardar Yaqoob Khan, Senior Minister, Finance Minister Colonel (Rtd) Waqar Ahmad Noor, Sardar Muhammad Hussain, Sardazia Qamar, Sardar Amir Altaf, Sardar Mir Akbar Khan, acting President Sidhan Educational Conference Sardar Shazeb Shabbir, Chairperson Ms. Aniqa and Sardar Javed Ayub Khan also addressed the ceremony.