Pakistan’s Prime Minister Announces Visit Azad Jammu and Kashmir

Tue May 14 2024
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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday expressed his deep grief and sorrow over loss of lives during the protest incidents in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and announced that he would visit Muzaffarabad within few days to hold further consultations over the matter.

Addressing the federal cabinet meeting, the prime minister said that it was an issue of immense pain that few people lost their precious lives during the demonstration, besides damage caused to buildings.

He said that it was a very unfortunate incident. A police officer also lost his life, while a number of personnel of law enforcement agencies were also injured.

The PM and the members of the cabinet also offered Fateha for the departed souls.

Prime Minister Shehbaz emphasized that maintaining law and order was a priority so that the country could move on path of progress and prosperity.

AJK is the jugular vein of Pakistan as declared by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, he added.

Prime Minister Extends Gratitude 

The prime minister thanked President Asif Ali Zardari, leaders of the allied parties and AJK chapter, AJK leadership and parliamentarians for their support leading to decisions over the demands of demonstrators.

He said that with consensus, the demands of the protestors were fulfilled and the federal government announced a Rs23 billion package for the people of AJK.

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