Published On: Sun, Feb 21st, 2016
Published in Category: District News

Separation feelings taking roots among people after Nakyal incident: AJK PM

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GUJRANWALA: AJK Prime Minister Chaudhry Abdul Majid has said that feelings of separation has started taking roots among the people after the Nakyal incident and he has sent a letter to army chief apprising him of the federal government’s attitude and the injustices being meted out to Kashmiris.

In an interview, he said that he has apprised Gen Raheel Sharif that Kashmiris and the AJK government should not be pushed against the wall, which may have far-reaching consequence for the unity of the federation. He said that federal ministers were interfering in the internal matters of the AJK government led by the PPP. He warned them to refrain from doing politics by shedding blood of innocent people.

“The nation does not want to see that Kashmir seceded like the East Pakistan,” he said.

He underlined that the Indian government provides Rs6 trillion to occupied Kashmir while the Pakistani government has allocated a little over Rs12 billion in annual budget for AJK. This amount too was not being released on time, he alleged. “No water royalty is given to AJK for supplying water to Mangla dam,” he said.

He alleged that the PML-N government was planning to achieve results of its choice in the upcoming AJK polls. Preparations were afoot to send Gullu Butts to the AJK, he added.

There is a minimal difference between the Modi’s government and the Nawaz’s government.

“We have conveyed our concerns to the federal government saying that AJK should not be treated like Bangladesh and our just demands should be met,” he underlined.

Responding to a question, he said that “the federation is not giving us our rights. We give electricity to the federation but our homes are not lit”.

Answering a question, he said that in the upcoming AJK elections, the PPP could forge alliance with other parties including the PTI.

He claimed that the PPP would win the next election in AJK and the PML-N would be able to get only four to five seats in the legislative assembly.