PM AJK for prioritizing agriculture, livestock development

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Muzaffarabad: An extraordinary meeting of the Department of Agriculture and Livestock was held here with Prime Minister Chaudhry Anwar ul Haq in the chair. The meeting was attended by Senior Most Minister Colonel (R) Waqar Ahmed Noor, Minister of Agriculture Sardar Mir Akbar Khan, Minister of Communication Chaudhry Azhar Sadiq, Minister of Finance Abdul Majid Khan, Sardar Mohammad Hussain, Principal Secretary, and Director-General of the Department of Agriculture. Secretary Agriculture, Livestock, Amir Mahmood Marza provided a detailed briefing on agriculture, livestock, dairy development, small dams, horticulture, irrigation, and other related sectors at the meeting.

Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir, Chaudhry Anwar-ul-Haq, stated that there is immense potential in the agriculture and livestock sectors in Azad Kashmir. He emphasized attracting people towards agriculture, especially focusing on planting fruit-bearing trees. He mentioned that attention should be given not only to the savings people can make through agriculture and livestock but also to the employment opportunities that can be created through the development of these sectors. Agriculture is an extremely important sector for the state, and efforts should be made to attract the public to this field.

The Prime Minister directed to provide maximum facilities to the farmers and urged officers to work in the field and initiate projects that benefit the people. Steps should be taken to attract the public towards agriculture and livestock. The Prime Minister instructed the Secretary of Agriculture and Livestock to present a report on the performance of the department’s officers and completed projects of the past five years, as well as ongoing projects, within a week. He stressed the need to work extensively in the livestock sector and ensure that the allocated budget is spent for the welfare of the people.

The Prime Minister emphasized the need to focus on agriculture and educate farmers on scientific cultivation methods so that they can become self-sufficient. He advocated for the promotion of poultry farming, especially by providing interest-free loans to dairy farms, so that young people pay attention to it and make it a better support for their families. The Prime Minister urged a focused approach to work and to develop these sectors in accordance with the demands of the modern era to make the people happy.

Meanwhile Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Chaudhry Anwar-ul-Haq, has congratulated all the unsuccessful candidates in the annual elections of the Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists, including the unsuccessful president Tariq Ali Wirk, senior vice president Raja Bashir Usmani, Secretary-General Asif Bashir, and Secretary Finance Nadeem Chaudhry.

In his congratulatory message, the Prime Minister said that he hopes the unsuccessful candidates will utilize all their capabilities to address the issues of journalists and ensure freedom of expression. He stated that he expects the unsuccessful candidates to also play a role in highlighting the longstanding Kashmir conflict on a journalistic platform and become the voice of the oppressed Kashmiris.

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