Prime Minister Azad Kashmir Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan, while terming Kashmir as a UN recognized disputed territory, has said that the Indian government has no justification whatsoever to hold a G-20 summit in Srinagar or elsewhere in the illegally occupied territory of Jammu and Kashmir.Addressing a press conference in the lake view city of Mirpur on Tuesday, the PM said that India cannot hoodwink the world by holding such events in the region. Condemning in strong terms the BJP government’s crafty move, he said, “India has no moral, diplomatic and political justification to hold such a conference in a disputed state”.Referring to the Modi government’s unilateral decision to abrogate article 370 of the Indian constitution, the PM said that the move was a sheer injustice to the people of occupied Kashmir. He, however, maintained that the Kashmiris had rejected the move and refused to accept the Indian dictates. While mentioning various development projects of his government, the PM said that an international standard airport would be built in Lakeview city.”Mirpur Dry Port will be inaugurated next week”, he said, adding that bus service to Gilgat was also an important initiative of the government. He said that the government has sought two lakh kanals of agricultural land from Sindh government and ten thousand kanals of land for residential facilities of the Kashmiri community settled in the port city of Karachi. He said that the government has also allocated land for construction of Gilgit Baltistan and Sindh House in Azad Kashmir. Prime Minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan said that Mirpur is a city of the overseas Kashmiris. He said that the government would utilize all its available resources for the development of the city besides addressing the issue faced by the Kashmiri diaspora community. He said that it was for the first time that the AJK had a corruption-free government. Terming differences of opinion as the essence of a democratic society, he said that promoting a culture of tolerance has been the first and foremost preference of the incumbent government.” Political parties may have a different view point on different issues but this difference of opinion should not lead to enmity”, he said. The PM said that PTI government was trying to create a corruption-free society in the region. ” Even if the accountability process was damaged by the legislation of the previous governments, we will correct the course to ensure across the board accountability”, he added. He said that the government was working to get the Maharaja’s properties in Punjab and other provinces back under its ownership. He said that efforts were also afoot to improve the education system across Azad Kashmir.Hailing the journalist community’s role in society, the PM said that the journalists of Azad Kashmir would be given all the facilities and privileges to perform their duties. He said that residential colonies would be built for the journalists.On this occasion, Government Minister Chaudhry Arshad Hussain, Central Senior Vice President of PTI Chaudhry Zafar Anwar and newly elected District Council Chairman Raja Naveed Akhtar Goga and Deputy Mayor Mohammad Ramzan Chaghatai were also present.
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