MURPUR: The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan has said Mirpur is the centre of commercial and economic activities and people of this city had given tremendous sacrifices for the socio economic development of Pakistan in the shape of Mangla Dam.
Talking during the briefing given to him in connection with the Rathova Haryam bridge here on Tuesday, he said Mirpur is the city of overseas Kashmiri who had played a vibrant role in protecting the Kashmir issue in its true perspective at international level.
He said due to revision of PC-1 and change of the design of the bridge, the cost of the project has increased and now additional three billion rupees will be spent by the government on the completion of this project.He directed the concerned authorities to intensify the pace of progress on the project and complete it within the specified time.
The Prime Minister said that Mirpur is a very important city and overseas Kashmiri had established their statues aboard with their untiring efforts and determination.
He directed the District Council, Municipal Corporation and MDA to collectively work for the improvement of sewerage system, provision of Sui gas and resolve the other issues being faced by the people of the city.
He urged the people to construct the new buildings in accordance with the building code to save the area from any catastrophe.
He said he had cancelled the discretionary quota of plots of the President, Prime Minister and others to ensure the protection of the asset and to generate economic and commercial activities in Mirpur.