The resignation of Prime Minister of Azad Jammu &Kashmir much before the end of his due tenure has been based on the realisation that no party member would cast a vote of confidence in him once Pakistans policy towards AJK has changed. Though I do not presume to speak for the entire AJK but I fully agree with the approach Raja Farooq Haider took. A democratic government can be democratic only when its opposition also exists in true nature and plays its due role too. The opposition could have been involved, or at least asked to pass their suggestion on nomination or elimination of the PM but, in the event, that was not to be. The concept of coalition government is often not quite democratic, especially when it comes to choosing their leader. Mangla dam supplies 20 percent of the hydro-electricity needs of Pakistan. But until 2003, AJK did not receive any royalty for Mangla dam even as the royalty of Tarbela dam is being paid promptly. The Mangla dam was constructed in Mirpur but has revolutionized the agriculture in Punjabat the cost of deprivation of Kashmir. The resources of Kashmir are being tapped but demand for due compensation are not being entertained. Kashmir is not being granted any share in the National Finance Commission (NFC) allocations, nor in the Public Sector Development Program (PSDP). In short, Kashmir has never been provided the status of a full-fledged province of Pakistan. Keeping in mind the above facts, Raja Farooq Haider knew the score and had no other choice but to resign. -TALHA BIN NAYYAR IQBAL, Lahore, July 27.