By : Altaf Hamid Rao
MIRPUR (AJK): AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan Friday gave away cash awards to 10 local lads in acknowledgement of their bravery of over-powering and apprehending the Indian Pilot Abhinandan live when his jet was shot down by Pakistan Air Force and he jumped through parashoot this side of the LoC in Samani sector of Bhimbher District on February 27.
The Prime Minister was on visit to the unprovoked Indian-firing-hit population at the line of control in Samani valley to inquire about their well being on Friday.
Farooq Haider gave away the cheques of the cash award to ten of youths, the resident of Kotla Horran including Muhammad Tayyeb, Haji Muhammad Mushtaq, Mirza Yaseen, Mahboob Ahmed, Muhammad Majeed, Wajaad Shah and Amir Yousaf, at a public vongregation held at Choki Town in Samani valley for showing the exceptional bravery through over powering the Indian pilot Abhi Nandan after he landed through safe-eject after his jet was shoot down by the valiant Pakistan Air force, for violating the LoC and the air space of Pakistan.
The AJK Prime Minister disclosed on this occasion that AJK was going to launch Rs. 5 billion special relief package for the rehabilitation and betterment of the unprovoked Indian firing affectees at this side of the line of control in Azad Jammu Kashmir in the near future.
Addressing the affectees, Farooq Haider said that the funds under the gigantic package would be utilized for the uplift of the institutions of public welfare including in education, water supply, healthy, electricity and communication sectors. He told that construction of solid community bunkers at the LoC.
He said that Electricity Department has been directed to construct full-fledge Grid stations in Samani and Sehnsa besides the install the express feeder in Samani valley to ensure the uninterrupted and smooth supply of power.
The Prime Minister said that additional development funds were being allocated in the forthcoming annual AJK budget for the uplift of health and education sectors in the areas close to the LoC in AJK.
He revealed that the project also involve the construction of pacca bunkers at each home at the LoC besides extension of health and welfare cards under the Benazir Income Support Program. Ends