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Minister for Planning Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has assured the Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider Khan that the Federal government would provide full support to the development efforts of the government of AJK

Dated : 10 January 2020

Minister for Planning Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has assured the Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider Khan that the Federal government would provide full support to the development efforts of the government of AJK. During a meeting with the Prime Minister of AJ&K, the Minister for Planning said that the pace of work on on-going projects under Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) is also being accelerated. Senior officials of Ministry of Planning and Government of AJK also participated in the meeting.

Prime Minister AJK stated that the financial position of AJK had greatly improved in the recent past. He appreciated the support extended by the Federal government for the development of AJK and stressed on the need for improving the road links. He said that improvement of the major road links apart from benefiting the local population would also help in realizing the immense tourism potential of the region. The Mansehra-Muzaffarad-Mirpur Expressway, Lower Topa Kohala Road, Athmuqam- Taobat Road and several other projects came under discussion.

The Minister for Planning said that Tourism is a high priority area for the government and Pakistan was being now being ranked among the top tourism destinations. It was therefore imperative to further enhance the tourism facilities. He said that the government would provide full support to the improvement of tourism related infrastructure. The Minister also assured the Prime Minister of AJK of his full cooperation for the development of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir.