Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan says China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is not just a road or development project but a strategic alliance. He was addressing as a chief guest on the launching ceremony of report titled ‘CPEC in Azad Kashmir’ produced by Center for Peace Development under the auspicious of Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad here on Tuesday. The Prime Minister added that AJK’s inclusion in the CPEC would bring economic revolution in the state.
‘China is Pakistan’s sincere and time tested friend that always came-forward and supported us at every stage’, he added. He said education and infrastructure are basic elements which significantly contribute for the sustainable development. ‘We reformed both these sectors and aiming to turn state into a tourist center for all four seasons’, PM said. Raja Farooq Haider said that Kala-Bagh Dam could not be built up-till now. However, Neelum Jehlum and Mangla upraising projects were completed without any use of force. ‘Work on Kohalla Project would also start soon’, Haider informed.
‘It is my responsibility to help strong the ideological bond between the people of Kashmir and Pakistan. Kashmiris would prefer to die but will never cheat Pakistan. Love for Pakistan is part of our faith’, he added. Referring to the Kashmir issue, Prime Minister said that Kashmir is not the territorial dispute between India and Pakistan but a matter of the right to self determination of the Kashmiri people.