AJK Cabinet Passes Resolution In Favour Of President Musharraf
1 October 2004
News Network International
Muzaffarabad: AJK cabinet which met here Friday unanimously passed a resolution in favour of President General Pervez Musharraf uniform. The resolution says that keeping in view the international, regional, political and geographical situation and specially the situation in South Asia and the peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue, the uniform of the President should not be made an issue and leave it to the discretion of the President. It also decided to grant allowance to the refugees since 1988 and removed the hurdles in sanctioning loan for the construction of a Five Star Hotel in Muzaffarabad. The cabinet expressed its dismay over the performance of the committee meant for the building of D-Type Quarters and approved its dissolution and ordered for the formation of a new Committee. The new committee will submit its report to the government within a week time. The Cabinet decided to amend the Central Excise Act 1944, Sale Tax Act 1990 and also amended AJK Information Technology Board Act 2001, whereas it pended the decision on granting concession to the investors in Azad Kashmir under Hydro Electric Board. The Cabinet was attended by Syed Mumtaz Ali Gillani, Mufti Manzoor ur Rehman, Sardar Muhammad Yaqub Khan, Raja Nasir Ahmed, Chaudhry Abdul Aziz, Sardar Mir Akbar, Raja Abdul Qayyum, Malik Muhammad Nawaz, Advisor Information Raja Farooq Haider and AJK Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretaries and Secretary Law and Power. The meeting also passed resolutions regarding the speech of President General Pervez Musharraf at the United Nations. The meeting while eulogizing the speech of the President expressed its satisfaction over the policy of President Musharraf on the resolution of Kashmir issue. It also termed President's meeting with Indian Prime Minister in which India recognized Kashmir as a dispute as political and diplomatic victory. The Cabinet expressed the desire that under the wise leadership of President Musharraf the resoution of the Kashmir issue would be peaceful.