AJK government urges Federal Government to give fair share to the people of Kashmir

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MUZAFFARABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir government adviser on people’s welfare and senior parliamentarian Sardar Muhammad Hussain have urged the federal government to give AJK residents their rights.

While interacting with the media in Muzaffarabad, Sardar Muhammad Hussain said that the obstruction of the provision of funds required by the government of Azad Kashmir is unacceptable. Migrants from Kashmir send Rs 1.4 trillion in foreign currency to Pakistan every year.

He said that if the rights are not granted, they will stage a sit-in outside the parliament in Islamabad, the message of which will not cross the line of control. He added that they were forced to take extreme measures.

He said now is the time for the federal government to sit down and talk to the AJK government on the revenue issue.

“If even half of our total income is donated, that is enough for the state, but even that is
deliberately neglecting what is unacceptable,” he lamented.

He said that the federal government will have to fulfill its responsibilities in accordance with United Nations resolutions. The demand for the release of funds to meet basic needs and solve problems in Azad Kashmir is the voice of the people of the state, he added.

He said hatred and outrage were spreading in the Azad region against the actions of the federal government. He said, “It is our right to demand our rights and our resources. The Constitution of Pakistan also allows it. The government of Pakistan should understand the sensitivities of the current situation.

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