ISLAMABAD Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said development of Azad Jammu and Kashmir was priority of his Government and funds for developmental schemes as well as salary increase to the AJK officials as given in Pakistan would be provided to the AJK Government soon. During meeting with the Azad Jammu and Kashmir President, Raja Zulqarnain Khan and Prime Minister Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan held here on Wednesday at the Prime Minister Secretariat, Islamabad, Premier Gilani assured that the funds required for reconstruction and rehabilitation projects for the flood-affected areas in the AJK would soon be released. The Prime Minister expressed his deep grief over the tragic death of 24 students in a bus accident. He announced an amount of Rs200,000 for the family of the each student and Rs100,000 for the injured ones. He also announced upgradation of two primary schools of Garhi Dupatta. The Prime Minister said that he would visit AJK in the near future to lay foundation stones of the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical College and a university project at Mirpur. He said that his Government was making all-out efforts for higher education in the country. He said that globalisation and the information revolution posed huge challenges for developing nations like Pakistan, which possessed meagre resources. He said knowledge as a factor of production within this new information based economy had gained immense importance. Reiterating Pakistans principled stand on the Kashmir issue, the Prime Minister said the resolution of dispute in accordance with the UN resolution and the wishes of the Kashmiri people could strengthen efforts for peace and economic prosperity of the South Asian region. AJK President appreciated Pakistans support for the rights of the people of Kashmir. He thanked the Prime Minister for supporting the cause of the people of Kashmir and highlighting the issue of human rights abuses and atrocities in the Indian Occupied Kashmir. The President and AJK Premier also briefed the Prime Minister about the progress of the ongoing developmental projects and discussed budget-related matters in the meeting. They discussed reconstruction and rehabilitation projects for the flood-affected areas of the AJK. It was pointed out in the meeting that due to delay in the completion of components of Mangla Dam Raising Project, the management could not fill the lake to its full capacity resulting in loss of water for electricity generation as well as irrigation.