President Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs call on Prime Minister Gilani


Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has reiterated the commitment of his Government for the development of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Terming Kashmir as “Jugular Vein of Pakistan” he assured complete political, diplomatic and moral support to the People of Kashmir.

The Prime Minister expressed these views while talking to Ms. Hina Rabbani Khan, Minister of State Foreign Affairs and Raja Zulqarnain Khan, President AJK who called on him at Prime Minister’s House today.

The Prime Minister observed that the recent Pakistan-India foreign Secretary level talks were a step towards resolution of all outstanding issues between both the neighbouring countries. He maintained, that it is manifestation of the resolve of the Government for peaceful co-existence in the region. It was the wish of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Shaheed and Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed to make all possible efforts for the solution of Kashmir issue according to the wishes of People of Kashmir.

The Prime Minister reiterated that the pace of work on reconstruction of earthquake affected areas would be increased so that life returns to normal. While acknowledging the international support for various projects in the earthquake affected areas, he assured that ERRA would be asked to focus on the completion of ongoing projects / schemes. The government, he added, had made special allocation for ERRA in the current budget for the purpose and expects results at the earliest.

Raja Zulqarnain apprised the Prime Minister about the development activities in AJK. Barrister Sultan Mehmood President, PPP AJK and Ch. Manzour, former MNA, were also present during the meeting.

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