PML-N will form AJK govt: Par­vaiz

Rs50b to be spent on AJK up­lift

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

ISLAMABAD—Min­is­ter for In­for­ma­tion Per­vaiz Rashid ex­pressed the con­fi­dence that PML-N will win the elec­tion and form Govern­ment in AJK. He said they will ful­fill all the prom­ises made with the peo­ple. He said PML-N is the only party which will con­test elec­tions alone. He said other par­ties are mak­ing al­liances.

Mean­while Min­is­ter for Kash­mir Af­fairs Chaudhry Muham­mad Bar­jees Tahir says Rs 50 bil­lion will be spent on de­vel­op­ment of Azad Jammu and Kash­mir dur­ing the next five years.

An­nounc­ing the PML-N elec­tion man­i­festo for AJK, he said 10 bil­lion ru­pees will be spent ev­ery year for de­vel­op­ment of the area. Min­is­ter for In­for­ma­tion and Broad­cast­ing Sen­a­tor Per­vaiz Rashid and Ad­vi­sor to Prime Min­is­ter on Po­lit­i­cal Af­fairs Asif Kir­mani were also present.

The Min­is­ter said on the di­rec­tion of Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif, pro­vi­sion of re­sources for mega projects have been made part of the elec­tion man­i­festo. Giv­ing details of the projects, Bar­jees Tahir said Mir­pur-Muzaf­farabad ex­press­way will be com­pleted and work on Leepa tun­nel will be started in 2016-17.

He said to mod­ern­ize the hos­pi­tals in AJK, trauma cen­tres will be es­tab­lished at district level. He pointed out that five air am­bu­lances will be pro­vided to AJK. He said Ab­bas In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Sciences will be up­graded. The Min­is­ter said sui gas will be pro­vided to Mir­pur and ad­join­ing ar­eas on pri­or­ity ba­sis. —SABAH

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