PM announces hospital, university campus for AJK
MUZAFFARABAD, Sept 11 : Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday announced establishment of hospitals and a university campus in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
All the expenses for the hospital project in Haveli and Rawalakot will be borne by the government, said the PM while addressing flood-affectees in Azad Jammu and Kashmir during his visit.
He also announced for laying railway network in the AJK.
He stressed the authorities to speed up measures for constructing a hospital, for which federal government would ensure funds for the purpose.
He said government was striving hard to address problems facing the flood-hit people. The aid being provided to the affectees is not a loan, he added.
The prime minister was of the view that AJK should become a model region. He said AJK decisions should be taken on its land. Its budget should also be passed in its own territory.
He asked the authorities to carry out assessment of damages incurred in the wake of floods in the AJK. “I am making the entire nation aware that AJK is also a region to be looked after.” He vowed that the government would not left floods victims to fend for themselves.
PM Nawaz said one should indulge in constructive politics, and do away with focusing on negative politics.
At least 66 people have perished due to floods in the AJK.
Earlier Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif visited the flood affected area of Forward Kahuta in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and reviewed the damages caused by the natural calamity.
On the occasion, the prime minister was briefed about the damages caused by floods in the area.
He was informed that the floods did not cause any damage to basic infrastructure of Neelum Jhelum hydel project. Trade and bus service with the occupied Kashmir is suspended due to the floods.
The PM was informed that the floods caused damage to 15 big and 175 small bridges, and Muzaffarabad-Chakothi road is temporary closed.
Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan Muhammad Barjees Tahir accompanied the prime minister.