ISLAMABAD: Azad Jammu Kashmir President Masood Khan has said that the government will focus on development projects throughout the state with a holistic approach towards progress and prosperity of the people.
He made these remarks while meeting a delegation representing Constituency 4 from Poonch who called on him at Jammu Kashmir House in Islamabad. The delegation was led by former Legislative Assembly speaker Sayyab Khalid and Sardar Aashiq.
The delegation apprised the president of various issues relating to the constituency, including the construction of roads, water schemes, power generation and other civic amenities. They thanked the president for his keen interest in development projects with in the region.
President Masood said that the government will focus on developing infrastructure including uplift and construction of roads, providing universal access to health, promotion of tourism, industries and modernizing agricultural activity. He said that with a huge potential in power production, they were building a cascade of dams throughout AJK which will not only address our growing energy needs but will also provide employment to the local populace.
He said that under the auspices of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor two major hydropower projects – Kohala and Karot -, an expressway and an Special Economic Zone at Mirpur will be established which would be instrumental in the economic development and prosperity of AJK. He added that a tourism corridor will also be established which will pass through tourist destinations like Chakar, Sudhan Gali, Haji Pir, Lasdanna, Toli Pir and Banjosa.
This corridor will promote tourism and will have all best available facilities to cater to the growing number of tourists. The delegation praised the president’s efforts in raising the voice of our Kashmiri brother and sisters in the occupied territory at international forums and creating awareness on the atrocious human rights violations taking place in the occupied territory.