Sikandar Discards Shifting Of Capital From Muzaffarabad
18 November 2005
The Pakistan Tribune
Muzaffarabad: Muzaffarabad will remain the capital of the AJK and propaganda of shifting capital to some other city by some sources is only to gain nefarious designs, said prime minister AJK Sardar Sikandar Hayat . He said this during meeting with delegation of trader organization Muzaffarabad, Cuban external minister and pop singer Jawad Ahmed who called on him Friday . High level delegation of trader organization lead by Alhaad Ashraf Qureshi met prime minister AJK in prime minister house and hailed his efforts for rehabilitation and reconstruction works and also briefed him about the problems regarding rehabilitation of traders in the state . Prime minister assured them that government would make all out efforts to solve their problems regarding rehabilitation . He said that capital of AJK will remain the same and misconception in this regard from some sources was only to get their nefarious designs and to create more panic in this wake of calamity instead of lessening masses hardships. He added that all government departments were working adequately in all cities and that there is no plan to shift any office from Muzaffarabad . Prime minister AJK also met with Cuban external minister Flip Pir Zaroag and briefed him about the damages due to recent earthquake . Cuban external minister condoled over the loss by earthquake and assured all possible help from his country for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the affectees . Prime minister paid thanks to Cuban external minister for their timely help and said that people of Kashmir were already affected by the high-handedness of the Indian troops and now they were suffering from this catastrophe . In the meantime prime minister met with known pop singer Jawad Ahmed who donated ten houses made by fiberglass sheets for the victims . These houses were handed over to the employees of the prime minister secretariat on the directives of prime minister AJK whose houses had been damaged in earthquake .