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PR No. 110 Islamabad: February 13, 2018

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today met Prime Minister AJ&K Raja Farooq Haider Khan and his team including Chief Secretary AJK and other senior functionaries at the Prime Minister’s Office. The meeting was attended by Minister for Kashmir Affairs Ch. Muhammad Barjees Tahir, Minister for Law Ch. Mahmood Bashir Virk, Secretary to Prime Minister, Federal Secretaries for Finance, Power division and Kashmir Affairs and other senior government officials. A detailed presentation was given to the Prime Minister about the development projects and activities being undertaken in AJK for socio-economic uplift of the people and for promoting tourism in the area. Discussing developmental program, initiated under the vision of PML-N leadership, the AJK government appreciated enhancement of budget for AJK from Rs. 12 billion to Rs. 22 billion under the present federal government and initiation of various landmark projects including Mirpur-Muzzaffrabad-Mansehra Expressway and establishment of Mirpur Special Economic Zone under the CPEC project. The meeting was informed that enhanced support from Government of Pakistan has enabled AJK government to take up rehabilitation of all major roads for provision of better connectivity with Pakistan and inter district/tehsils level besides revival of productive sectors. The Prime Minister reiterated Federal Government’s continued support for socio-economic uplift of the people of AJ&K, development of infrastructure and promotion of tourism in the area. ***** ?

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