MIRPUR (AJK) - The Azad Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly, lower house of the state parliament, on Thursday reposed confidence in the leadership of  Prime Minister of Pakistan Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani by appreciating his efforts for the upholding the constitution.

The legislature, which met in Muzaffarabad with Speaker Sardar Ghulam Sadiq in the chair, passed a resolution by two third majority in the House. The lawmakers, through the resolution, extended their complete support and cooperation to Pakistani premier stating that his appearance before the apex court of the country thrice showed that the PPP government respected judiciary and believed in the supremacy of the constitution and democracy. They also expressed confidence in the leadership of Asif Ali Zardari, the president of Pakistan.

The house, through a unanimously resolution, condemned the desecration of the Holy Quran by Nato Forces and declared the act a well knitted conspiracy to infuriate the Muslim community all over the world saying such acts would drag the large community of the world to violence. The house demanded the culprits behind this notorious act be brought to book.

Another resolution was passed unanimously to express grief and solidarity with 129 soldiers of Pakistan Army buried under avalanche and their bereaved families.

The house prayed for the safety of the trapped people in Gyari sector, saying the people and the government of AJ&K are with Pakistan Army and the nation in this hour of need.

AJK Prime Minister Ch Abdul Majeed, while addressing the session, reiterated that his government respected the mandate of the opposition and would take them on board on all the issues of national interests. “I acknowledge the importance of the concerns and questions raised by the opposition members and assure them these issues would be given due consideration”, he added. Ch Majeed said that all members of the house would be facilitated irrespective of their party affiliation so far as the development in the state was concerned.

Later, the speaker prorogued the session sine die.