Kash­miris to oust cor­rupt rulers: Bar­jees

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

BAGH, (AZAD KASH­MIR),—Min­is­ter for Kash­mir and Gil­git Baltistan Af­fairs Chaudhry Bar­jees Tahir on Thurs­day said peo­ple of Azad Kash­mir will over­throw cor­rupt rulers in up­com­ing elec­tions by vot­ing Pak­istan Mus­lim League into power.

Ad­dress­ing a work­ers con­ven­tion here, the min­is­ter said that the AJK rulers did pol­i­tics of vic­tim­iza­tion of the op­po­nents dur­ing the past 5 years, but now time has come to end their rule.

He said the present AJK gov­ern­ment did noth­ing ex­cept cor­rupt prac­tices, un­fair ap­point­ments of party work­ers and spend­ing bud­get on non-devel­op­ment ex­pen­di­tures.

The min­is­ter said that the present AJK gov­ern­ment even ap­pointed vice chan­cel­lors of the uni­ver­si­ties af­ter al­legedly get­ting grat­i­fi­ca­tion money which was tan­ta­mount to play­ing with the fu­ture of next gen­er­a­tion. He said he would write a let­ter to the Chair­man Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mis­sion for in­quiry into the ap­point­ment of in­ef­fi­cient vice chan­cel­lors in AJK uni­ver­si­ties by he in­cum­bent gov­ern­ment.

He said the Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif was com­mit­ted to­wards the up­lift of Azad Kash­mir and mega projects like Is­lam­abadMuzaf­farabad Mo­tor­way, rail­way link, Mur­ree to Muzaf­farabad Ex­press­way and Shounter Tun­nel projects will be com­pleted on pri­or­ity ba­sis. He asked the Kash­miri masses to elect PML (N) in the up­com­ing elec­tion with over­whelm­ing ma­jor­ity as this would change their des­tiny. He said that time for pol­i­tics of vic­tim­iza­tion was over and time for pol­i­tics of ser­vice, mo­tor­ways, schools, col­leges has come. Bar­jees Tahir said that Kash­miris from across the Line of Con­trol also like Nawaz Sharif as he has been striv­ing for res­o­lu­tion of the long-stand­ing dis­pute as per wishes of the peo­ple of Kash­mir. He said Nawaz Sharif loves Kash­mir and has sev­eral times vis­ited the area af­ter be­com­ing prime Min­is­ter of Pak­istan in 2013. He said that the present rulers made ap­point­ments on po­lit­i­cal grounds and rights of the de­serv­ing ed­u­cated peo­ple were vi­o­lated. He said af­ter com­ing to power the PML-N gov­ern­ment would make all ap­point­ment on merit alone. Crit­i­ciz­ing the AJK Pres­i­dent Sar­dar Yaqub Khan,he said that he has ap­pointed over 20 ad­vis­ers but has done noth­ing for the peo­ple of his con­stituency and Ha­jira-Ab­baspur road was in di­lap­i­dated con­di­tion. Sim­i­larly he said that AJK prime min­is­ter has ap­pointed 34 min­is­ters,and over 70 ad­vis­ers and wasted the de­vel­op­men­tal funds on the salaries and perks of his cronies. He an­nounced that 50-kilo­me­tre road in cen­tral Bagh District would be built soon.—APP

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