Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir calls on Prime Minister Gilani

Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani expressed confidence that the formation of new Government in Azad Jammu and Kashmir under the stewardship of Chaudhry Abdul Majeed would work whole heartedly for the Kashmir cause as well as the welfare of the people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

The Prime Minister was talking to the newly elected Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir who called on him in his office at the Prime Minister’s Secretariat here this afternoon.

The Prime Minister appreciated his forty two years long political struggle for the well-being of the people and also for the Pakistan Peoples’ Party. The confidence reposed by the elected members of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly upon the leadership of Chaudhry Abdul Majeed, he added, clearly indicates that he rightly deserved to be elected as the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Chaudhry Abdul Majeed thanked the Prime Minister for the political support to the party during the election campaign and expressed hope that the Government of Pakistan would continue to extend support to the Government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

The Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir assured the Prime Minister that he would also follow his footsteps to adopt the policy of political reconciliation in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. He further mentioned that he desired to bring change in the lives of the people for which he would take all the political parties along in the larger interest of the people.

The Prime Minister informed the Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir that he would visit Muzaffarabad at his earliest convenience. He also assured him that the Planning Commission will be directed to prepare the requisite PC-1 for the long outstanding demand for construction of Lower Topa-Muzaffarabad Express Way.

The meeting was also attended by Mr. Amin Fahim, Minister for Commerce, Syed Naveed Qamar, Minister for Water and Power, Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo, Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Mir Hazar Khan Bajrani, Federal Minister, Ms. Samina Khalid Ghurki, Federal Minister, Chaudhry Asghar Jutt, MNA and Chaudhry Nazir Jutt, Ex-MNA.

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