15 member cabinet of Azad Jammu and Kashmir to take oath today

Aneela SiddiquiWeb Editor

26th Aug, 2021. 12:56 pm

MUZAFFARABAD: 15 member cabinet of Azad Jammu and Kashmir is due to take oath today.

The ceremony of oath-taking will take place in the Muzaffarabad Presidency. The newly-elected cabinet will be sworn in by President Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry.

Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry, the leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was elected as the 28th president of Azad Jammu and Kashmir on August 17.

Chaudhry received 34 votes from members of the AJK Legislative Assembly, while Mian Abdul Waheed, the joint opposition candidate, received only 16 votes.

In the recently concluded Legislative Assembly elections, Barrister Sultan Mehmood, who previously served as the region’s prime minister, was elected on the PTI ticket from LA-3 Mirpur.

It is worth noting that the PTI won the majority of seats in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Legislative Assembly during the recent elections.

Abdul Qayyum Niazi, the party’s candidate for prime minister, was re-elected with 33 votes in a house of 53 members.

KJP to fully assist AJK youths: Dar

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Muhammad Usman Dar on Tuesday said youths of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) would reap maximum benefits of Kamyab Jawan Programme (KJP) as loan disbursement process under its Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme (YES) has been expedited by the federal government.

In a meeting with AJK Prime Minister (PM) Abdul Qayyum Niazi, Usman Dar said the federal government was also extending all possible assistance to the AJK youth for their socio-economic development like other parts of the country. Newly-elected member of AJK legislative assembly Hafiz Hamid Raza was also present during the meeting, said a press release.

Niazi urged Dar to give maximum benefits of the KJP to youths as he said the young people of AJK are fully talented and needed to be owned by the federal government. Dar assured Niazi of the government’s support to its youth in all areas.

He said it would be ensured that the AJK people could make full use of the government’s two flagship projects including Kamyab Jawan and Kamyab Pakistan programmes. Niazi thanked Dar for extending such assurances which would eventually improve the socio-economic profile of AJK youth.

Dar also congratulated Abdul Qayyum Niazi on his election as the AJK PM.

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