Sudhnoti: (Parliament Times) Terming lawyer’s community as core portion of civil society and custodians of law, the Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider Khan has said that the incumbent government was striving for the further improvement of justice system within the State and co-operation of lawyers is vital in this regard.
While addressing to session organized under the aegis of District Bar Association Sudhnoti on Sunday, Prime Minister said that government of AJK has created posts of additional session judges in every district and formation of Shariat Appellate bench being the accomplishments of PMLN in AJK.
Speaking on the Accountability system, he said, “We want to make the social order exemplary by discouraging corruption and introducing merit system”. He said that it was essential to maintain the stream of democratic system. While giving an example of AJK Public Service Commission he said “We have ended the culture of favoritism and nepotism in the state by introducing non gazette induction by NTS; I have appointed unbiased members in AJK PSC and appointed a retired general as its chairman, which has developed confidence and now all gazette post appointments are made on merit.”
Prime Minister reiterated that an efficient accountability system will be acquaint to build confidence in masses. “We are trying to increase the strength of standing council in AJK for and effective trail of cases; government is committed to resolve all concerns of lawyers.” Prime Minister added and announced 1 million rupees grant for District Bar Association Sudhnoti.
Meanwhile Prime Minister also visited Cadet College Palandari where Cadets Company paid salute to Prime Minister. Principal Cadet College apprised the Prime Minister about administrative and financial matters. Prime Minister on the occasion said, “The performance of this college is a model in the State, it is our responsibility to ease the students.” Prime Minister announced safety wall project besides 2 km road and a tube well for the College.
Prime Minister on his tour of Palandari placed foundation of 20 km road project from ‘Azad-Pattan’ to ‘Gui-Nala’ with the estimated cost of 814.558 million; foundation stone of another project of maintenance and reconditioning of 10 km road from ‘Palandari’ to ‘Galla’ with estimated cost of 257.869 million was established by Prime Minister.