AJK Govt announces to revive Panchayat, Jirga system soon


Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan on Saturday said the government has all set to revive the Panchayat, Jirga system and age-old Chokidari (watchman) system in the region.

The prime minister disclosed this while addressing oath taking ceremony of the newly elected office bearers of District Press club Jhelum valley town of AJK. Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Dewan Ali Khan Chughtai, Parliamentary Secretary Prof Taqdis Gilani, former PTI candidate Syed Zeeshan Haider, PPP leader Sahibzada Ashfaq Zafar, Major Gulzaman and other journalists were present on the occasion.

Lauding the role of the journalist community, the PM said that journalism has an important role to play in the communication between the people and the government. He said the government was well aware of the problems being faced by the the journalist community. The government, he said, would take all possible measures to solve their problems. On this occasion, the prime minister announced a grant of Rs one million for the Jhelum Valley press club and an additional amount of Rs 8 million for the welfare, healthcare and medical treatment of journalists.