Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Saturday, said that the Federal Government would extend all possible support to the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) government for economic progress and undertaking development projects.
In a meeting with Prime Minister of AJK, Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar appreciated the development works being undertaken by the AJK Government and assured that full consideration would be extended to financial needs in this realm.
Raja Farooq Haider apprised the Finance Minister about the ongoing and planned development projects for AJK and also informed him about the budgetary requirements in this regard. He said that preparations for the AJK budget 2017-18 were already underway and due focus would be paid to well being of the people along with a spate of development works
Finance Minister directed for preparation of proposals by the Finance Department AJK in consultation with the Finance Division for appropriate decisions prior to finalization of budget 2017-18.
Constitutional matters pertaining to AJK also came under discussion and the Prime Minister informed that detailed proposals had already been prepared and presented for review of the Committee formed for the constitutional reforms.