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PR No. 83 LAW MINISTER DISCUSSES 13th AMENDMENT WITH PRIME MINISTER OF AJK Islamabad: October 10, 2018

Federal Minister for Law and Justice, Senator Farogh Naseem held a meeting with Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan, and other officials from AJK to discuss the 13th Amendment in The AJK Interim Constitution Act, 1974. The aim of the meeting was to discuss issues related to the amendment and close coordination with the AJK Government on the matter. Prime Minister of AJK was of the view that people of AJK want to have greater authority through their elected representatives. He said that devolution of additional legislative, administrative and financial powers to the State Government will be helpful in a number ways including eradication of corruption. He was also of the opinion that Indian propaganda regarding the Amendment needs to be countered as India is always busy exploiting the situation. Federal Law Minister thanked the AJK Prime Minister for attending the meeting and ensured that the purpose of the meeting was to ensure that the laws and constitutions of both Pakistan and AJ & K were not violated. He ensured the Prime Minister of full support from the Pakistani Government for the eradication of corruption. Parliamentary Secretary for Law and Justice Ms. Maleeka Bokhari and Secretary Law Justice A. S. Paracha were also present at the occasion. ***** ?

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