May 2004 News

Political Crises In AJK Persists, Says Sikandar

9 May 2004
The Pakistan Tribune

Sehnsa: Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Sardar Sikandar Hayat Khan said here on Sunday that the political crisis in Azad Jammu and Kashmir still persists. 'Conspiracies are begin hatched to destabilize my government as the political crises is still there,' he said while speaking as chief guest at closing ceremony of Captain Natha Khan Sher Jang volley ball tournament here at plat . Commenting on development projects in AJK the prime minister said Rs 1 billion has been received from Mangla Dam royalty, while Asian Development Bank has provided Rs 6 billion, CISP Rs 3 billion and World Bank will launch development projects worth Rs 1 billion from September this year. He further said that an increase of Rs 85 crore has been made in terms of salaries and pensions for government employees. He said the development projects, which were launched two years back would be completed by September this year. He said more grid stations and roads would be constructed during next two years in order to resolve problems faced by the people. Sardar Sikandar said his government has chalked out a comprehensive plan to provide electricity to each and every house in Azad Kashmir. He informed that all school buildings approved in the 1990s would be constructed in order to increase literacy rate in Azad Kashmir. He expressed his mistrust over Muzaffarabad bureaucracy and warned the authorities concern to change their attitude and take concrete steps to serve the masses instead protecting the interests of influential .


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