July 21 to bring vic­tory for PML-N in AJK polls: Per­vaiz

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

DHUDIAL (AJK),—Min­is­ter for In­for­ma­tion, Broad­cast­ing and Na­tional Her­itage Se­na­tor Per­vaiz Rashid Fri­day said that the dawn of July 21 would bring the mes­sage of vic­tory of Pak­istan Mus­lim LeagueNawaz in Azad Kash­mir Leg­isla­tive Assem­bly elec­tions and free­dom of the state. Ad­dress­ing an If­tar din­ner or­ga­nized for the PML-N work­ers here, the min­is­ter said that PML-N would launch an era of progress and pros­per­ity in Azad Jammu and Kash­mir and ed­u­ca­tion, health and in­fra­struc­ture would be de­vel­oped. The min­is­ter said Rs 50 bil­lion had been al­lo­cated for the roads of Azad Kash­mir and Rs 10 bil­lion would be spent ev­ery year on build­ing roads in AJK.

The min­is­ter said AJK is a moun­tain­ous area and it was dif­fi­cult to take pa­tients to hos­pi­tals. Nawaz Sharif had an­nounced launch­ing of a he­li­copter am­bu­lance ser­vice for the pa­tients of AJK, he added. He said that the PML-N after com­ing to power would make Azad Kash­mir a model state and the Kash­miris liv­ing across the Line of Con­trol would take pride in it. The party would bring pros­per­ity and de­vel­op­ment in the lib­er­ated ter­ri­tory. He said that the fed­eral gov­ern­ment gave Rs 300 bil­lion to the AJK gov­ern­ment dur­ing past five years but in­stead of spend­ing the amount on de­vel­op­ment work, it was pock­eted by the high ups of the PPP gov­ern­ment. If the AJK gov­ern­ment had spent the Rs 300 bil­lion on wel­fare of the peo­ple, Rs 30 bil­lion would have been share of ev­ery district, the min­is­ter added.

If they had spent only Rs 5 bil­lion on Dhudial, its roads and hospi­tal would have been in a very good con­di­tion, he said. He said that the peo­ple of the area go abroad and earn pre­cious for­eign ex­change for the coun­try and send re­mit­tances here but when they re­turn home they are greeted by bro­ken roads.

He won­dered as to how the PPP lead­ers would come to ask for votes from the AJK peo­ple as they had failed to de­liver in the past five years.He said that after com­ing to power, a car­peted road would be built from G.T Road to Dhudial to pro­vide them a mod­ern trav­el­ling fa­cil­ity. He said that PML-N would build Mir­purMuzaf­farabad Ex­press­way to pro­vide mod­ern high­way fa­cil­ity to en­tire Kash­mir. The min­is­ter said Mir­pur and Muzaf­farabad would be linked through the mod­ern ex­press­way. He said that PML-N gov­ern­ment had set an ex­am­ple in Pak­istan by elim­i­nat­ing ter­ror­ism and over­com­ing en­ergy cri­sis. He thanked the PML-N work­ers for show­ing unity after dis­tri­bu­tion of party tick­ets for the Leg­isla­tive Assem­bly elec­tions and sup­port­ing the nom­i­nated can­di­dates whole­heart­edly. The min­is­ter said that the PML-N gov­ern­ment in AJK would hold lo­cal gov­ern­ment elec­tions to re­solve prob­lems of the masses at their doorstep.—APP

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