Mirpur to have Int'l Airport: AJK PM
30 October 2006
The Pakistan Tribune
Dodiyal: Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir has announced for the establishment of International Airport in Mirpur to boost tourism and to provide better travel facilities to expatriates. He expressed these views while talking in a meeting to review developmental work of reconstruction department of Mirpur on Monday. During the meeting he said that an International Airport would be set up in Mirpur with the help of Private sector. The establishments of International Airport will not only provide better travel facilities but it would also provide Pakistani expatriates an opportunity to invest in this sector. He directed the concerned departments to earmarks the territory for Airport. He also appreciated comprehensive strategy plan formulated by President General Pervez Musharraf and extra ordinary funds for the rehabilitation of quake affectees. Meanwhile, talking to a representative delegation of Mangla Dam affectees, AJK PM assured affectees 100 pc implementation on the package approved by General Pervez Musharraf for Mangla Dam affectees. He also took serious notice of the slow pace work on the implementation of developmental projects. He said that WAPDA would fulfill all its responsibilities regarding Mangla affectees. It (WAPDA) has made a recovery plan to expedite developmental work. The accomplishment of Mangla Dam raising project will prove a gate way self-reliance, economic stability and progress in the AJK region, he said. Besides that AJK PM also participated in the funeral prayer of renowned leader Ghazi Abdul Rehman Anwi, Kashmir Liberation Movement. Earlier, Ghazi Abdul Rehman Anwi died in Britain after short illness. And he was airlifted to Ratta for burial in his native village. Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan, Chaudhry Noor Hussain, Minister of Trade and Investment Chaudhry Muhammad Yousaf and other leaders also participated in the funeral prayer.