Government releases Rs1.7billion to Azad Jammu and Kashmir government

Islamabad, August 13 2013 (PPI-OT): Chaudhry Abdul Majeed, Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir met the Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar at his office this morning and discussed financial problems facing Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

Chaudhry Abdul Majeed said that he was thankful to Prime Minister Mr Muhammad Nawaz Sharif for distancing the Federal Government from efforts to destabilize his government.

The AJK government, Chaudhry Abdul Majeed said was that he was fully conscious of the financial constraints being faced by the Government of Pakistan and supports the initiatives taken by the PML-N government to stabilize the economy.

The AJK Prime Minister apprised the Finance Minister that ALK was facing financial crunch and needed immediate financial assistance.

The Finance Minister said that the Federal government was conscious of the difficulties being faced by the people of AJK and approved an immediate release of Rs1.7billion as advance to AJK from its share so that it could tide over its problems.

Senator Ishaq Dar said that Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif believes that all political parties should work to strengthen the country economically and rise above political expediency so that the socio-economic problems faced by the people can be addressed.

Senator Ishaq Dar said that the present government is striving hard to reset the economy so that it can be put on a path of sustainable growth.

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