July 2003 News

Kashmir Incomplete Without Pakistan: Sikandar

22 July 2003
News Network International

Muzaffarabad: Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir Sardar Sikandar Hayat Khan has said Kashmir was incomplete without Pakistan and Kashmiris would not hesitate in offering any sacrifice for the stability and development of Pakistan. Addressing a prize distribution ceremony here held by Pak-Kashmir Youth Society, the premier urged the need for keeping a vigilance on the elements who were bent upon creating wedge between Kashmir and Pakistan. Sikandar said that 56 years ago our ancestral had linked themselves to Pakistan, but he rewetted, that on July 19 Accesses ion to Pakistan, some anti-state elements publicly tore apart the copies of the agreement between Kashmir and Pakistan. The AJK prime minister added that he and his party never compromised on principles. He said that power was not a matter when there is a question of principles. The premier, referring to the raising of the Mangla Dam level, said the accord on this development would usher in a change in the lives of the dwellers of Mirpur. He maintained that under the agreement, Rs two billion will be distributed among the 1967 affectees of the dam. 'Every affectee would be given a five-marla land plot,' the state premier added. He further said that four new towns would be raised and every affectee would be give Rs five lakh each. 'An airport would be constructed at Mirpur and bridge would be build to link Islamgarh with Mirpur,' he said. The AJK prime minister said that in Muzaffarabad and Mirpur two boarding hotels would be commissioned for the disabled children, while a scout cadet college will be set up in the state college with the assistance of the minister of federal education ministry.


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