Govt to empower Northern Areas people: Kaira

15 March 2009
The Daily Times


Islamabad: Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas (NAs) Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira on Sunday said that the government would empower the NAs people and provide them with all democratic rights. Talking to a delegation of Ulema hailing from the NAs, he urged the religious scholars to step in to maintain sectarian harmony and establish a peaceful environment in the country. The minister, who is also the in-charge information minister, said a council on the pattern of Kashmir Council, would also be established in NAs. He said the government would also empower administration, Election Commission and courts to facilitate the NAs people.