December 2002 News

Kashmir council''s proposal for PM advisors rejected

19 December 2002
News Network International

ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister Secretariat has rejected the proposals of the Jammu and Kashmir Council for induction of advisors to the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Reliable sources told NNI on Thursday that the personalities nominated by the Kashmir Council for the portfolio of advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan were lack of extra-ordinary knowledge on Kashmir issue and secondly the summary was referred to the PM secretariat on an odd time. It is to be mentioned here that being the chairman of the Kashmir Council, the Prime Minister of Pakistan was bound to appoint two advisors from the Kashmir Council. The sources said that the PM secretariat had to appoint two persons as advisors to the Prime Minister on the recommendations of the Kashmir Council. The recommendations were turned down on the ground that the competent authority of the Kashmir Council nominated his favourits for the said job. The present government was required to award portfolio of advisor to the PM on Kashmir affair to a man who should have command on Kashmir issue and that he be able to represent the people of Kashmir and highlight the Pakistan policy at international forums, the sources said. It is learnt that the advisors will be taken from the Kashmir Council after the Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali''s vote of confidence and the Senate election.


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