By: Ch. Muhammad Natiq
The Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir has announced the establishment of an international airport in Azad Kashmir and a bullet train, ARY News reported on Thursday. This will promote tourism and economic growth in the region, and improve connectivity with the rest of the world.
The prime minister addressed the AJK Legislative Assembly and announced the establishment of a special economic zone for women while allocating Rs500 million for the establishment of cottage industry.
PM Sardar Tanveer further said that funds of Rs340 million have been allocated for journalists and the media industry. He added that a private airline would be launched in Azad Kashmir, while an international airport will be established.
The Prime Minister announced that a bullet train project from Islamabad to Muzaffarabad will be started. He also acknowledged the assistance provided by the national security agencies for the budget cut issues.
The Prime Minister further said that a model hospital of 500 beds would be set up in Mirpur and the living allowance of the refugees would be increased by Rs1500. Meanwhile, the premier announced to set up of IT training centres in three major cities.
Sardar Tanveer also announced there will be no increase in electricity tariff in Azad Kashmir for one year.