AJK being transformed into a welfare state

MIRPUR (AJK) - AJK Prime Minister Chaudhry Abdul Majeed has said that the PPP government has been striving hard to transform the state into a true welfare state through timely completion of development projects.He declared that any sort of negligence or slackness on the part of executing institutions would never be tolerated and such officials would be dealt with sternly.The AJK Premier expressed the views while presiding over a budget session of coordination council for rural development here in Muzaffarabad on Saturday. “All the line departments and ministries should ensure implementation of policies to achieve the set goals approved in the budget”, he directed.Ch Majeed stated that the AJK was a unit and development in the entire state without any discrimination would be ensured so that the masses could be facilitated. “Wherever the schemes are necessary to start for the betterment of people should be started without wasting time and resources and a mechanism must be evolved for monitoring so that no one could think of corruption and heedlessness”, he stressed.Speaking on the occasion, Senior AJK Minister Chaudhry Muhammad Yasin said that all necessary measures would be taken to fulfil the promises made with people during election campaign. “We will not disappoint the people and following the party policy and vision extended by the Prime Minister Chaudhry Abdul Majeed and implementation would be ensured for the uplift of downtrodden people and prosperity of the state. The government, the minister told, had decided to give Rs5 million out of Rs10 million for each constituency immediately. The decision was taken to install solar lights in Mirpur and Muzaffarabad with an amount of Rs2 million. Another Rs9 million have been allocated for community development and support program, Rs245 million for link roads, Rs80 million for social sector (SDP) and Rs150 million for municipalities.The council also spared an amount of Rs50 million for restoration of water supply and reconstruction of infrastructure damaged during recent monsoon with additional ten water filtration plants in Muzaffarabad. It also allocated Rs100 million for construction of divisional office Mirpur, rest house in Ghazi Abad, and Assistant director’s office in Palandri as well as Rs50 million as revolving fund.

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