AJK ministers dismiss govt change rumours

Express confidence in Premier Haq’s leadership

APP March 21, 2024
Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) senior minister Waqar Ahmad Noor



Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) senior minister Waqar Ahmad Noor, along with five other ministers, has unequivocally dismissed any notion of a government change in the region.

Addressing a news conference in Muzaffarabad, Noor noted that disinformation and propaganda was being spread by certain elements with vested interests in this regard.

He was flanked by five other ministers from the three ruling parties, including Faisal Mumtaz Rathore, Sardar Javed Ayoob, Majid Khan, Ahmad Raza Qadri, Nisar Ansar Abdali and Akbar Ibrahim.

Noor reaffirmed the government’s resolve to fostering good governance and accountability across all sectors. He pointed out that those threatened by accountability had been spreading malicious propaganda to undermine the process.

He unequivocally stated that AJK Prime Minister Chaudhry Anwarul Haq was untainted and would boldly pursue the accountability process in the region.

He emphasised that all coalition parties remained steadfast in their support for the government under Haq's leadership throughout its tenure.

The minister stated that the premier would strictly adhere to the book and rules for the betterment of governance. He noted that those affected by the stringent adherence to rules were vocal in their opposition to the government, potentially aiming to destabilise it.

He affirmed that Haq had no vulnerabilities that would render him susceptible to blackmail by mafias.

Noor stated that funds had been redirected towards development schemes and social sectors such as health by reducing non-development expenditures under the prime minister's directives.

Minister for Inland Revenue Abdul Majid Khan, Minister for Local Government and Rural Development Faisal Mumtaz Rathore, and Minister for Health Ansar Abadali also spoke on the occasion, affirming their trust in PM Haq's leadership and dismissing any speculation regarding a government change in the region.


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