AJK PM says he can end loadshedding in four years

AJK PM says he can end loadshedding in four years

LAHORE: Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Chaudhry Abdul Majeed has announced that he can end loadshedding from the country in the next four years if Pakistani businessmen invest in new hydel power projects in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

“I invite Pakistani businessmen to come and invest in establishing new industries and hydel power plants and promote tourism by setting up hotels and resorts for which land and tax holidays will be given to them,” he said while addressing a reception in his honour in connection with the election campaign of PPP candidate for the AJK legislative elections Ghulam Mohiuddin Diwan on Tuesday.

Chaudhry Abdul Majid, who arrived on a short visit to Lahore to pay homage to 10th century saint Data Ganj Bakhsh after taking oath of the PM AJK, declared that loadshedding in the country could be overcome within four years and electricity could be provided to the entire country from Azad Kashmir if people invested in new power projects there.

He also announced that his government could provide land and tax holidays for as long as three to four decades to prospecting entrepreneurs. Criticising PML-N chief Mian Nawaz Shairf, Ch Abdul Majid said it was the PPP leadership which brought Nawaz back into Pakistani politics after he migrated to Jeddah following an apology to Gen Musharraf.

“I don’t recognise Nawaz Sharif as a real Kashmiri because instead of talking about the Kashmir cause during his visit to the AJK, he hurled abuses at the PPP leaders, the armed forces and intelligence agencies”, he said.

Chaudhry Abdul Majeed said his party was still abiding by the Charter of Democracy but it was Nawaz Sharif who had parted ways. He announced that he would increase the job quota of refugees of Held Jammu and Kashmir settled in Pakistan as well as amending the AJK laws regarding the upper age limit of those applying for government jobs.

He further announced that he would establish special colonies for the refugees of Held Jammu and Kashmir settled in Pakistan. The AJK prime minister said he would transform Muzaffarabad into the real ‘base camp’ for the freedom struggle of the Held Kashmir and accelerate the pace of freedom activities. He appealed to the people of Gilgit-Baltistan, Khyber Pukhtun-khawa, Punjab, Balochistan and Sindh to come to AJK for speeding up the freedom struggle of the Kashmiris.

Chaudhry Abdul Majeed claimed that slain PPP leader Benazir Bhutto brought back Nawaz Sharif and his party to real politics through Charter of Democracy, as Sharifs were living in Jeddah after signing an agreement with the dictator. The AJK prime minister claimed that he would uphold the rule of law in the valley.

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