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Jammu and Kashmir will be soon part of Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif

23 July, 2016

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MUZAFFARABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said the day was not far when struggle by Kashmiri people will meet success and Jammu and Kashmir will be part of Pakistan.

“No one can deter their movement. This will meet success. They are being killed. We are awaiting their prayers to be fulfilled and for the day when Kashmir will become Pakistan,” the prime minister told a public gathering here at the University Ground.

The prime minister said while celebrating election victory in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, we should not forget the oppressed people of Indian Occupied Kashmir who had been sacrificing their lives for their freedom. He said people of Pakistan were with their brethren of Occupied Kashmir and would never give up their support.

Nawaz Sharif said the AJK people have defeated the mainstream leaders of the opposition parties referring to the defeat of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Barrister Sultan by his party’s Chaudhry Saeed. He also laughed off the much-hyped mass movement announced by the PTI against his government saying one could guess as what would be the scale of that movement. “They will launch the movement only to the size of what they got in AJK general election - just two seats and PML-N got 32,” the prime minister said with a smiling face.

Nawaz Sharif assured the charged gathering that the next five years would be exemplary for the development of AJK. The PML-N’s would-be government is going to develop a network of motorways and highways besides spending huge amounts on education and health sectors.

He vowed to bring about a revolution of development in Azad Jammu and Kashmir where his party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz was set to form government by getting clean sweep victory in the election of the AJK Legislative Assembly.

He said the opposition parties heavily criticized him during the election campaign but he did not respond to anyone. “Performance, not sit-ins bring about success in politics. Thanks God, we are setting a new record of development in Pakistan that is being evidenced by the world. Pakistan has joined the emerging markets,” the prime minister remarked.

Nawaz Sharif said he never discriminated between Pakistan and AJK and recalled that the PML-N had recently obtained two-thirds majority in the elections of the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly.

He said the AJK people had been faced with massive corruption and malfunctioning in the past and the results of this election was reaction to those malpractice. “It will not happen again. Every penny will be accounted for. I myself will oversee (the spending),” the prime minister assured. He said the development being witnessed in Pakistan would now change the fate of AJK as a new era of progress was about to herald there.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said by giving PML-N two-thirds majority, the AJK people had pleased him and he could not stop visiting them the very next day of the election. He also thanked the activists of Muslim Students Federation, the youth wing of his party for their dedicated efforts to help the party win a thumping victory in the election. He assured the newly elected MLAs that all of their commitments, they had made with their electorates, would be fulfilled.

The prime minister thanked the AJK people for supporting the party to win 32 seats out of 41 of the Legislative Assembly through direct elections by rejecting what the prime minister termed as ‘culture of negative politics’. The prime minister also appreciated his team for successful electioneering in AJK though he was unable to take part for being in London for his open heart surgery.

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