ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that government would leave no stone un-turned to bring Azad Kashmir at par with the developed areas of Pakistan through reforms in infrastructure, health, energy and education sectors.

Talking to former AJK prime minister Sardar Sikandar Hayat Khan, who is also senior vice president of PML-N AJK Chapter, the prime minister said that the PML-N government would lay the foundation of a developed, prosperous and enlightened Azad Kashmir.

He said if the people of Kashmir voted the PML-N to power, its government would leave no stone unturned to bring Azad Kashmir at par with the developed cities of Pakistan through reforms in the areas of infrastructure, health, energy and education. The upcoming elections in AJK and the party matters were discussed in detail during the meeting.

The prime minister said he had special attachment and affection for Kashmir and the Kashmiris, adding whenever he visited Kashmir he got much love and respect from the people of Kashmir and he highly valued it.

He lauded the sacrifices and services of the family of Sardar Sikandar Hayat Khan in the Kashmir freedom struggle and said Sardar Sikandar being a notable political figure in Kashmir was an asset for PML-N.

Sardar Sikandar Hayat Khan told the PM that by seeing the excitement of Kashmiri people he could foresee a convincing victory of PML-N in the upcoming AJK elections.

He said the people of Kashmir were highly appreciative of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif who by using his wisdom and political sagacity had highlighted the issue of Kashmir at international level.

During the meeting it was decided that the PML-N tickets would be awarded only on the basis of merit and competency after consultation with the parliamentary board, so that the people who had the true spirit to serve masses could come forward and change the fate of Kashmir.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Affairs, Dr Asif Kirmani and AJK PML-N’s Additional General Secretary Sardar Abdul Khaliq Wasi were also present in the meeting.