Kashmir’s Waters Are For Pakistan: Sardar Attique
9 February 2008
Associated Press of Pakistan
Islamabad: Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Attique Ahmad Khan Friday said every drop of water in Kashmir would be used to meet energy requirements of Pakistan with affectees of various projects getting lucrative compensation packages. “May the affectees be of Mangla Dam or Neelum-Jhehlum project, they would not be disappointed,” the AJK Premier was addressing foundation stone laying ceremony of Neelum-Jhehlum Hydel Project. Sardar Attique reiterated his unflinching support to President Pervez Musharraf whose prudent policies on Kashmir won appreciation at home and abroad. “We’ve been benefitting from his (President Musharraf) wisdom in the past that would keep favouring us in future as well,” Sardar Attique said. He said Neelum-Jhehlum Hydel Project which was delayed in the past, got underway due to personal interest of President Pervez Musharraf and financial support by the government of Pakistan would not only usher in an era of progress and prosperity in AJK, but also help overcome electricity shortage in Pakistan. Mentioning various initiatives undertaken by his government in AJK to generate electricity, Sardar Attique said AJK would be self-sufficient in electricity within three years, and would also be able to self off electricity. He said the people of AJK could not forget the support and sympathies extended by President Pervez Musharraf and then Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz.