PML-N AJK not part of PDM: Farooq

By: News Desk      Published: 01:07 AM, 18 Feb, 2021
PML-N AJK not part of PDM: Farooq

AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Wednesday said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Azad Jammu and Kashmir Chapter was not part of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM).

He refuted the reports about the formation of PDM in AJK, saying the PML-N would contest the AJK Legislative Assembly election due in the mid of the year, independently.

The AJK PM, who is also president of PML-N AJK, told a news conference here at the PWD Rest House that the PML-N would not forge an electoral alliance with any other political party.

He also contradicted a news report published in a section of press that the government was filing a writ petition challenging the induction of the sitting acting Chief Justice of AJK Supreme Court Raja Saeed Akram in the High Court.

His office was not involved in any such exercise, he added. Farooq Haider, however, admitted that due to less number of judges in the AJK superior judiciary, cases were delayed causing a delay in the delivery of justice. It was his desire that the vacant positions of judges should be immediately filled.

Farooq Haider said a committee headed by former secretary had been formed to give an impetus for the resumption and completion of the mega Mirpur Islamgarh bridge and Mirpur city greater water supply and sewerage scheme.

Similarly, he added, a proposal for Rs20 billion gas supply project in the rest parts of Mirpur had been forwarded to the government of Pakistan for formal approval.