MIRPUR (AJK) (APP) - AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan has categorically declared that his government would not accept any internal or external pressure regarding the appointment of judges against six vacant positions of Supreme and High court. Addressing an oath-taking ceremony of the newly-elected office bearers of District Bar Association here Sunday, the Prime Minister said that all the judges would be appointed purely on merit without any political, regional or tribal (Baradari) influence. He said that his government was taking all the possible steps to ensure dispensation of speedy and inexpensive justice to the aspirant close to their doorsteps. Commenting on the recently ended judicial crises in the state, he said, I do not have any personal grudge or differences with any individual and took all the steps to ensure supremacy of law, justice and constitution. Referring to his resolve to wipe out corruption from all the nation-building departments across AJK, Farooq Haider disclosed that a grand operation was being launched in Mirpur Development Authority to make the institution clean of black sheep. He warned that no official would be allowed to misuse his powers through allotment of highly-valuable plots in his own name or in the name of any of his favourite mere for his vested financial gains and interests. He said the same operation would also be exercised in Mirpur Municipal Corporation to wipe out corrupt elements besides recovering the plundered public money from their possession. The Prime Minister, on the occasion, announced the construction of medical colleges each in Mirpur, Muzaffarabad and Rawalakot. He also announced the establishment of a new girls degree college in Mirpur besides elevation of local boys degree college to the higher education level. The people of the district sacrificed twice for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan after independence and now for raising of Mangla dam, and their sacrifices will not be allowed to be in vain, he added. We have requested the government of Pakistan to release the remaining allocated funds of Rs5 billion immediately for disbursement of compensation among the dam affectees, living at the periphery of Mangla lake at 1210 feet level of the dam, he said, adding, it had been principally decided with Islamabad that water level in the dam would be raised only after the last affectees would be shifted to a safer place. He maintained that the government was fully committed to resolve the problems of the dam affectees along with the shelterless Jammu Kashmir refugees including the low-paid homeless population. The PM revealed that a low-housing project worth Rs17b would be constructed in AJK with financial assistance of the govt of Pakistan. Meanwhile, the premier announced a grant of Rs1million for the library of Mirpur District Bar Association. A large number of people including members of the legal fraternity of the district and various other parts of AJK, retired judges, city elite, senior govt officials, social and political leaders also attended the ceremony.