Pak committed to welfare, dev of Kashmiris: Gilani
NISAR AHMED THOKAR
Islamabad, Apr 16: Pakistan Prime Minister, Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said the incumbent democratic dispensation in the centre was committed to the welfare and development of people of Pakistani Administered Kashmir (PaK).
PM Gilani made these remarks while talking to the PaK premier, Chaudhry Abdul Majid who called on him at the PM house in Islamabad on Monday.
Divulging details of the meeting Chudhary Rasheed, press secretary to PaK prime minister, told Greater Kashmir that Gilani assured his government’s all out support to PaK premier for the completion of development projects under way in the region.
Besides deliberating on other issues of mutual interest Chudhary said that both the leaders in the meeting agreed for speedy disbursement of compensation among Mogla Dam affectees, release of grant worth Rs 2.5 billion to the government of PaK and setting up of new projects in the region.
PM Gilani also assured the visiting leader that the allocation of funds for Mirpore Airport would be included in the country’s (Pak) upcoming fiscal budget besides providing necessary aid and support for completion of all mega projects including the completion and widening of Kashmir Express way from Islamabad to Muzaffarabad.
On behalf of the government and people of PaK, Chaudhry Abdul Majeed‚ thanked the Prime Minister Gilani for showing keen interest in the development and announcing mega projects during his recent visit to the region. Both the leaders have expressed deep sorrow and grief over the martyrdom of 38 PaK soldiers, who along with scores of fellow soldiers on NLI (a regiment of Pak army) were buried in Siachen Avalanche recently.
Expressing solidarity with the bereaved families, the PaK premier announced a compensation of Rs 3000 for each family.
Meanwhile, the former prime minister of PaK Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chudhary has said the Kashmiris living on both sides of line of control can play a vital role by acting as a peace bridge between India and Pakistan.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 16 Apr 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 16 Apr 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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