CPEC to open new vistas of socioeconomic uplift

Mirpur – AJK Minister for Sports and Culture Ch Muhammad Saeed said on Monday that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will open new vistas of speedy socioeconomic progress and prosperity in Azad Jammu & Kashmir side by side the rest of the country.

He was addressing the oath-taking ceremony of the newly-elected office bearers of Kashmir Press Club Mirpur here on Monday. The newly-elected office bearers of the club took oath of their respective offices. The ceremony was held at the press club auditorium here where AJK Minister for Sports and Culture Ch Muhammad Saeed administered oath to the newly-elected office bearers of the club including Syed Abid Hussain Shah (President), Sajaad Jaraal (Sr. Vice President), Mumtaz Khaksaar (Vice President), Sajad Qayyum Khanpuri (Secretary General), Hurram Usman (Deputy General Secretary), Bilal Rafique (Finance Secretary) and Waqaas Rasheed (Information Secretary).

Director General Mirpur Development Authority Ch Ejaz Raza chaired the ceremony. Besides the chief guest, DG MDA Ch Ejaz Raza, former president AJK Union of Journalist Hafiz Maqsood, former secretary general KPC Sohrab Ahmed Khan, ex-deputy secretary general Adnan Jabaar Mughal, Presidents of Bhimbher, Dadayal, Islamgarh and Chakswari press clubs also addressed the ceremony which was attended by members of the general council of the club.

Speaking on the occasion, AJK minister for sports, culture called upon the journalists to focus on lending all of their professional skills for the security, stability and socio-economic development of the country including AJK besides strengthening the Kashmir freedom movement from the base-camp of the freedom struggle.

Ch Saeed said that one of nine special economic zones, approved under the CPEC across the country, will be established over 12,000 kanal of land in Mirpur, the industrial hub of AJK. He said that the mega industrial estate to be established under the CPEC will bring about economic revolution through new opportunities for business and investment for the people of this region.

Ch Saeed that the AJK government is committed to providing basic necessities of life to the masses at their doorsteps without any discrimination.

He said that welfare of people, indiscriminate development, promoting of quality education, and raising voice for the Kashmir liberation struggle is the priorities of the government.

The minister said that the AJK government is going to establish grand network of roads, water supply and Sui gas in Mirpur in line with the pre-election commitment made by the party. He assured to extend due services and cooperation for the construction of roads and other civic amenities network in the Media town, meant for the local journalists to facilitate development of the town in minimum possible time.

The minister also announced Rs100,000 donation for the Kashmir Press Club on the occasion.

"Monitoring Desk"

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