Minister for Communications Murad Saeed Saturday expressed confidence that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) would win the elections of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), scheduled to be held on July 25, with a thumping due to the agenda of massive development and the public welfare schemes, it planned to execute after coming into power.
“I thank hospitable and dignified people of AJK, who extended great love and affection for the ambassador of Kashmir Prime Minister Imran Khan and his party during the election campaign, and actively participated in the PTI’s campaign,” he said while addressing a news conference along with Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur here.
After seeing the public enthusiasm in the PTI rallies from day one, he said it was like writing on the wall that the AJK people had announced their verdict in favour of PTI before the polls.
The minister said the survey reports also indicated that the PTI would succeed in the elections with a ‘heavy majority’ and start a new era of development, prosperity and poverty alleviation there.
He said Maryam Safdar and Bilawal Zardari were just working to protect the corruption of their fathers as they had nothing to do with the development of AJK and the welfare of its people.
Murad Saeed recounted the PTI government’s performance it showed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after winning the general elections of 2013, on what basis it again won the polls in 2018.
He said reforms in police and education sectors, the introduction of Sehat Insaf Cards, and promotion of tourism and infrastructure development were the measures that led the PTI to win the 2018 polls with a two-third majority in the KP province.
He said the PTI went into the AJK election campaign with the manifesto of infrastructure development and tourism promotion, as it did in the KP and scenic northern areas, which would help improve the economy and create job opportunities, besides, a number of welfare schemes under the Ehsass programme for poverty alleviation and better health services.
But contrary to it, he said, the PML-N and PPP leaders had nothing to share about their performance with the AJK people except criticizing the PTI government and its leadership.
The minister said Prime Minister Imran Khan, after becoming the ambassador of Kashmir, had effectively highlighted the Kashmir cause at all international fora and the miseries of innocent people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K) at the hands of brutal Indian forces.
“The Prime Minister Imran Khan exposed Narendra Modi, his RSS ideology and Hindutwa philosophy.”
Minister for Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan Affairs Ali Amin Khan Gandapur Saturday said the federal government has provided all kind of support to AJK government to ensure free, fair, transparent and peaceful elections.
The minister said both the political partiess Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have tried their best to spoil the election environment, but Pakistan Tahreek-e Insaf (PTI) thwarted all their efforts by keeping its party workers calm.