MIRPUR (AJK) -  Azad Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan announced that bunkers will be constructed at a cost of Rs6 billion pledged by Pakistan along the 640-kilometre Line of Control in AJK.

He was addressing a ceremony was held to distribute compensation cheques to the affectees of the unprovoked Indian firing at Government Girls Degree College in Chowki town, Samahni sector of Bhimbher district.

He disclosed that government of Pakistan has pledged to provide a Rs6 billion for the construction of bunkers on 640 km long LoC. The AJK premier said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has assured the AJK government of assistance for the people living LoC areas.

Responding to a demand of the local population, Raja Farooq Haider said all the health units along the LoC were being upgraded and equipped with latest instruments. Required medical staff and medicines would be available at these centres to tackle any emergency situation, he added.

He said India created a war-like situation on the LoC and the people of AJK will fight shoulder to shoulder with the valiant armed forces of Pakistan for the defence of motherland if India tries to resort to aggression against Pakistan or AJK.

The PM auded the morale of population dwelling along the LoC in AJK. He strongly condemned Indian firing on a passenger bus in which 10 people were martyred and seven injured. He also paid rich tributes to the Pak Army Jawans who laid their lives in defence of the motherland. He gave away cheques to the heirs of martyrs and injured persons. The cheques worth Rs300,000 each were disbursed  to the heirs of martyrs. Similarly, cheques worth Rs250,000 were given to disabled persons and Rs100,000 each was given to those injured in the recent unprovoked Indian firing on the LoC in Bhimbher district of Mirpur division.

The prime minister visited the bereaved families of the martyrs besides inquiring about the well-being of the injured. He offered fateha for the departed souls.