By: Saqib Ali Haidri
Muzaffarabad: Pakistan People’s Party Azad Jammu and Kashmir (PPP AJK) chapter President Chaudhary Latif Akbar has revealed that incumbent government of AJK failed to consume its development budget, only 65% percent budget have been utilized in 11 months of current fiscal year and remaining budget will might be rendered.
While addressing a press conference in Central Press Club Muzaffarabad here on Wednesday, President PPP reiterated that the government acquired development budget of 21 billion 48 billion rupees for current fiscal year, out of which 13 billion 93 million was spent in 11 months, while 7 billion and 54 million rupees could not be consumed.
He lamented that present government of PML-N has failed to give any mega-project despite of having double development budget, “all mega projects within the State were given by PPP including Universities, Medical colleges and State of the Art main roads and the people of the state are still being facilitated” he said.
Speaking of the Neelum valley accident, he expressed his condolences to the heirs of injured and dead, in addition he said that the local people and relief teams saved many lives by playing their starring role and set an example of hospitality.
He said that they have informed the administration about substandard condition of the bridge before but nobody gave any attention, he demanded that stern action should be taken against the culprits who are responsible for the negligence of safety precautions besides the construction of the bridge.
Ex-Minister Syed Bazil Ali Naqvi, Hanif Awan, Tariq Saeed, Shaukat Javed Mir, Raja Basharat, Sheikh Azhar, Tanveer Qureshi, Shahnawaz, Shagufta Noreen Kazmi, Amara Ali, Danyal Iqbal and others were also present on the event.