PML-N to effectively pursue Kashmir cause after AJK polls win: Kirmani
ISLAMABAD—Advisor to the Prime Minister on Political Affairs Dr Asif Kirmani Saturday said the Pakistan Muslim League (N) will form government in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) after next elections following which federal and AJK governments will effectively endeavour to solve the Kashmir issue.
He speaking at a ceremony here which was attended by PML-N AJK General Secretary Shah Ghulam Qadir, Ms. Naureen Arif, Raja Iftikhar Ayub, Sardar Abdul Khaliq Wasi, Dr. Muhammad Arif Khan, Zulfiqar Ali Malik, Asad Aleem Shah, Syed Mukhtar Gilani and PML-N office-bearers and workers.
On the occasion, Syed Manzoor Hussain Shah announced to join the PML-N and support its candidate Naureen Arif. Similary, Syed Mukhtar Gilani announced his support for Asad Aleem Shah (Valley 4). Mr Kirmani welcomed Syed Manzoor Hussain Shah for joining the PML-N and said his party would give him due respect.”Those giving 45 years to Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) are saying that this party is no more of Zulfikar Bhutto or Benazir Bhutto as corrupt mafia has set record of corruption in AJK,” he added.
He said the PML-N was too much strong and functional in the AJK and it would ensure accountability of corrupt elements there after coming into power. He said Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan was an emotional and imbalanced person. He was surrounded by ATMs (auto-teller machines) who had concealed their offshore companies and criticized Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, whose name was not even mentioned in the Panama Papers, he added.
Kirmani said that Imran Khan along with other PTI leaders Jehangir Tareen and Aleem Khan would be made accountable after formation of the judicial commission. He said offshore companies were formed in the world to evade taxes. If any judicial commission was constituted, it would also hold accountability of Jhangeer Tareen, Imran Khan and Aleem Khan, he added.
Asif Kirmani said that people had great love for Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and their affiliation with his party could not be changed. The PML-N was the party of loyal persons and it was essential to follow party discipline. He hoped that aspiring candidates would withdraw their papers on June 27 in favour of the candidates nominated by the party.
He said Prime Minister Muhamamd Nawaz Sharif would return to the country in Ramzan and to visit Azad Kashmir in case doctors allowed him. He said the Muslim League-Nawaz had been in power for the last three years but no case of corruption had surfaced against any of its ministers.
He said Allah had gifted this nation with a person like Nawaz Sharif who had made numerous sacrifices for the AJK people. Shah Ghulam Qadir said that in the valley no 4 the PML-N would won the election. Manzor Shah criticized the politics of PPP saying the corruption was rampant during its rule.—APP
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