13th Amendment in AJK constitution discussed in Islamabad meeting

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Law and Justice, Senator Farogh Naseem held a meeting with Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan, and other officials from AJK to discuss the 13th Amendment in The AJK Interim Constitution Act, 1974.

FEDERAL MINISTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE, SENATOR DR. MUHAMMAD FAROGH NASEEM HOLDS A MEETING TO DISCUSS 13TH AMENDMENT IN ACT 1974, AJ&K CONSTITUTION, WITH PRIME MINISTER AJ&K RAJA FAROOQ HAIDER KHAN AND SENIOR OFFICIALS FROM AJ&K IN ISLAMABAD ON OCTOBER 10, 2018.

The aim of the meeting was to discuss issues related to the amendment and close coordination with the AJK Government on the matter. Raja Farooq Haider was of the view that people of AJK want to have greater authority through their elected representatives. He said that devolution of additional legislative, administrative and financial powers to the State Government will be helpful in a number of ways including eradication of corruption.
He was also of the opinion that Indian propaganda regarding the Amendment needs to be countered as India is always busy exploiting the situation.
Federal Law Minister thanked the AJK Prime Minister for attending the meeting and ensured that the purpose of the meeting was to ensure that the laws and constitutions of both Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir were not violated.
He ensured the Prime Minister of full support from the Pakistani Government for the eradication of corruption. Parliamentary Secretary for Law and Justice Ms. Maleeka Bokhari and Secretary Law Justice A. S. Paracha were also present at the occasion.