AJK PM criticises Sardar Attique for ‘double standards’

AJK PM criticises Sardar Attique for ‘double standards’

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BAGH: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan has strongly criticised former prime minister and Muslim Conference President Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan and accused him of misleading masses on the issue of a constitutional amendment.

Addressing different public meetings during his visit to the district Bagh, he alleged that Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan is deliberately trying to make 13th Amendment in AJK Constitution controversial for petty political interests.

“Only Sardar Attique and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are feeling the heat of constitutional reforms in AJK and I don’t know what is wrong with both of them,” AJK PM said.

“Attique Khan is claiming that after amendment in the Constitution, the prime minister of Pakistan has been held hostage by Azad Jammu and Kashmir Council whereas, on the other hand, he is saying that AJK government has surrendered all powers to the federal government by amending the constitution,” added Raja Farooq Haider.

The AJK PM said that he is ready to face accountability if slightest corruption or dishonesty is proven against him. He expressed his gratitude to the previous government of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in Pakistan and the members of the National Security Committee for empowering the people of Azad Kashmir and assured that government in the state will come up to their expectations.

The Prime Minister said that commercial banks in Azad Kashmir are functioning under Companies Act and AJK Government has full powers to collect tax from them on their income. He added that people of the state have fundamental human rights after the amendment in the interim constitution.

Earlier, the AJK PM also distributed laptops among the students of Women University Bagh and addressed functions organized by Sajjad Shaheed Press Club and AJK Health department.

AJK Minister for Works and Communication Chaudhry Muhammad Aziz, Forest Minister Sardar Mir Akbar Khan and Minister for Information and Tourism Mushtaq Ahmed Minhas were present on the occasion.__Tribune.com

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