MUZAFFARABAD (PID)6 April 2021
The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan has urged upon the journalists to play their role for reconstruction and development of the state He was addressing the session of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir legislative Assembly on the point of order raised by the Deputy Speaker regarding the publication of News without clarification here on Tuesday . He said the press is independent in Azad Kashmir and the government would welcome the healthy criticism, however at the same time will not allow publication of false allegations in the press. and added that the press is the face of any society .
The Prime Minister made it clear that the increase in the privileges of the employees of the legislative Assembly was made with the approval of the cabinet.
In reply to a question the Prime Minister said the funds to the Assembly members are being allocated for the development projects .He said the government will impose restrictions on the construction of houses in the red zone and dangerous areas of the state to save the lives of the people. The Prime Minister said that the government would take decisions after reviewing the possibilities for the rehabilitation of those who have been affected due to natural calamities. He assured that the government would resolve the problems being faced by the refugees and would also take decisions for their permanent rehabilitation and various proposals in this regard are under active consideration. The speaker of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir legislative Assembly Shah Ghulam Qadir referred the matter to the privilege committee regarding the publication of news without clarification and directed the committee of the house to submit its detailed report on the issue before the next session of the Assembly.
MUZAFFARABAD (PID)6 April 2021
The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan has appealed to the Ulema and religious scholars to extend their cooperation and supplement government efforts to control the corona pandemic. Addressing the meeting of the Ulema and religious scholars at the Prime Minister house here on Tuesday, he urged them to guide the people to strictly implement the SOPs announced by the government. He said Ulema have played a leading role and guided the general public to follow the SOPs to control the corona virus and added that the third phase of the virus is more dangerous than that of the previous. He urged the ulema to realize the people during Juma sermons to strictly follow SOPs during the Raman-ul-Mubrak and ensure the social distancing and to follow strictly the SOPs to meet the challenges of the pandemic being faced by the people and added that Ulema in this directions can batter guide the government as well. He said the government has established the funds for extending financial assistance to the orphans and widows and data in this connection will be obtained from NADRA and amount will be transferred to their accounts which fall under the Shariah definition. The meeting was attended by the Ulema belonging to different schools of thought, chairman of the central zakat council and secretaries to the government. The Ulema on this occasion presented their proposals to control the coronavirus.