AJK President, PM discuss overall regional situation

ISLAMABAD: AJK President Sardar Masood Khan (right) and Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider discussing affairs related to the State and regional situation at President Secretariat.

ISLAMABAD: AJK Prime Minister, Raja Mohammad Farooq Haider Khan called on President Sardar Muhammad Masood Khan at the President Secretariat Islamabad.
They discussed matters related to governance and ongoing development projects in AJK. They especially talked on J&K, LoC and overall regional situation.
President Masood Khan, while condemning the recent shelling by Indian forces of villages adjoining the LoC in AJK, said that the Indian forces are consistently violating the ceasefire agreement and this year alone the number of violations have risen to 1150. “The Armed Forces of Pakistan have retaliated the shelling on the LOC.
The Prime Minister apprised the President of his recent visit of the Line of Control at Abbaspur, Poonch District. The Prime Minister informed that the Government of AJK will provide all requisite facilities to the residents on the LoC. He added that due to the unprovoked firing on the LoC, the AJK Government has incurred losses of around Rs. 52 million. India is trying to force the population of 50 million Azad Kashmiris to relocate from the LoC, said Prime Minister AJK.
Sardar Masood Khan said that pellet guns and other lethal weapons are deliberately being used to maim and terrorize the peaceful protestors whose only demand is the implementation of the UN Resolutions and their right to self-determination; which is the basic right of every human being. This right cannot be taken away from the people Kashmir by the intimidation of the Indian Occupation Forces, he said.
The President urged the international community to censure India over the indiscriminate use of pellet guns, murders, rapes and illegal imprisonments taking place in J&K.
The President and Prime Minster discussed the ongoing development projects in AJK, especially in the sectors of infrastructure, energy production, tourism and municipal services. The Prime Minister apprised the President that all infrastructure projects, especially roads linking various districts had been started on schedule and work on them would be completed with speed.
Other projects related to medical facilities, tourism and water were also being prioritized.