PR No. 140 Dar assures full support to AJK PM for development works Islamabad, April 15, 2017

Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar has said that the Federal Government would extend all possible support to the AJK government in its quest for economic progress and undertaking development projects.

The Minister received the Prime Minister of AJK, Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan here and had discussion with him on various important matters pertaining to AJK.

Raja Farooq Haider apprised the Finance Minister about the ongoing and planned development projects for AJK and also informed him about the budgetary requirements in this regard. He said that preparations for the AJK budget 2017-18 were already underway and due focus would be paid to well being of the people along with a spate of development works.

Minister Dar appreciated the development works being undertaken by the AJK Government and assured that full consideration would be extended to financial needs in this realm. He directed for preparation of proposals by the Finance Department AJK in consultation with the Finance Division for appropriate decisions prior to finalization of budget 2017-18.

Constitutional matters pertaining to AJK also came under discussion and the  Prime Minister informed that detailed proposals had already been prepared and presented for review of the Committee formed for the constitutional reforms.

Federal Secretaries of Finance and Economic Affairs Divisions participated in the meeting.