US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter said Washington takes keen interest in the development and prosperity of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
Munter, who met with representatives of various NGOs and beneficiaries of US-sponsored projects during his visit to Muzaffarabad on Wednesday, added that Washington will continue supporting welfare projects in the state and help people and organisations interested in being a part of those.
“USAID will spend more than Rs450 million in AJK through these social welfare organisations,” he observed.
The envoy added that the US is interested in enhancing the basic health and education infrastructure in AJK and raise community awareness for economic uplift and better living standards in the state.
Earlier, Munter was briefed on the ongoing US-sponsored projects. The representative of the beneficiaries of these projects expressed his gratitude for the generous support and aid the US extended, both during natural disasters and for general efforts to raise living standards in AJK.
Published In The Express Tribune, June 14th, 2012.
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