AJK PM demands increase in defence budget


Mubashar Naqvi


Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan on Thursday demanded increase in the defense budget of the country following Indian Prime Minister and Army Chief’s provocative statements and threats to Pakistan and Azad Kashmir.
He was sharing his views on different resolutions moved by the members in the legislative assembly session here on Thursday.
Raja Farooq Haider said Indian Prime Minister Narrinder Modi and his Army Chief Manoj Mukund Naravane’s recent threats to attack on Azad Kashmir are highly condemnable and should not be taken lightly.
“It could be possible that such threats were being used as a tool to win upcoming elections in Delhi and another state in India. However, Narrinder Modi in his election manifesto had pledged to revoke the special status of the Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK) and revenge of Pulwama incident. He fulfilled his both commitment made with his people, although there was no human loss in the Indian airstrike”, he commented.
The Prime Minister warned that India is consistently enhancing its military might and tried to exert pressure on the neighboring countries particularly Pakistan by its armed exercise on January 26.
“Pakistan is the only hurdle in Indian expansionist designs and her access to the central and eastern region”, he added.