The newly-elected Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan and members of his parliamentary party have expressed their gratitude to the leader of the Muslim Conference Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan and his MLAs for casting vote in his favour paving way for his election as prime minister of the state.
Sardar Tanveer said he along with Raja Farooq Ahmed had met with Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan at Mujahid Manzil and requested for his support for the election of the prime minister slot. He said that Sardar Attique immediately called a meeting of his core committee which extended its full support to him.
It is to be recalled that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI’s) Sardar Tanveer Ilyas was elected unopposed as the 14th prime minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Monday last. The AJK prime minister recalled that some members of the Muslim Conference in haste tendered their resignation as a protest but Sardar Attiq Ahmed Khan remained firm and voted in his favour.
While speaking to his party members in Muzaffarabad Sardar Tanveer Ilyas said he will continue to cooperate with the MC to give strength to the Kashmir cause by promoting decency, endurance and resilience. He vowed that he would work with the Muslim Conference for the development of Azad Kashmir and for the solution of the problems being faced by the people of the state.
Present on the occasion were former ministers and members of the of Pakistan Tehreek i Insaf, including Dewan Ali Khan Chughtai, Hafiz Hamid Raza, Muhammad Hussan Sargala, Chaudhry Rasheed, Chaudhry Maqbool, Javed Butt and others leaders who thanked Muslim Conference president Sardar Attique Ahmed and members of his party for extending support to Sardar Tanveer Ilyas at this critical juncture.