MIRPUR (AJK)-AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider announced to deliver life-saving drugs to the poor free of cost in all the public-sector hospitals of Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

Talking to the media, the AJK premier reiterated his government’s three-point agenda; promotion of Kashmir Issue in its real context, governance to the people and development in AJK.

He elaborated his government plan for speedy development of the state in the next five years besides supporting brethren in Held Kashmir in their just and principled struggle for right to self-determination according to United Nations (UN) resolutions.

“Highlighting the increased human rights abuses at the hands of the Indian occupational forces in occupied Jammu & Kashmir at international level is the top priority of the newly elected PML N government of AJK,” Farooq Haider said.

The prime minister said fighting against corruption and eliminating political influence, establishment of rule of law and merit will remain 2nd priority of his government. He declared that development in health, education, infrastructure sectors, promoting tourism and setting up hydro power projects to overcome energy crisis and make state economy self sufficient, would be the 3rd priority, he added.

Farooq Haider said that a “surgical” operation would be lodged in education department to clean it and new reforms would be introduced in it; administrative and academic cadres would be separated to enhance the performance of the department.

To a question, he said that by the visit of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to Muzaffarabad before his departure for United States to address United Nations General Assembly and having consultations on resent developments in occupied Kashmir, bears strong message for the Kashmiris engaged in freedom movement against Indian occupation.

The AJK PM strongly condemned Indian atrocities and brutalities in occupied Kashmir. He said that solution to Kashmir issue is essential for a durable peace in South Asia.

He said that solution to Kashmir problem in the light of UN resolutions and aspirations of Kashmiri people is the need of the hour. He said that India was using pellet guns and other tactics to suppress the freedom movement in Kashmir and Indian army had unleashed an era of cruelty and oppression against Kashmiri people. He said that India, which claims to be a secular country, was violating all human rights in occupied Kashmir.

The prime minister further said that India had been trying to suppress the just struggle of Kashmiri people through atrocities for a number of decades. He said that martyrdom of Burhan Wani had proved that desire for freedom was in the blood of Kashmiri people and they could not be denied their right to self-determination any longer.

He urged the world community to take note of cruelties and brutalities against unarmed Kashmiri people.

Minister for Information, Tourism and Information Technology Mushtaq Minhas, Minister for Finance and Health Dr Najeeb Naqi, MLA Dr Bashir Mustafa, Secretary Information Syed Zahoorul Hassan Gillani, Director Information Raja Azhar Iqbal and Press Club President Sohail Mughal were also present.