Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Cabinet on Tuesday approved an Amendment Act to deliver due financial assistance to widows and orphans under which a special fund would be set up for the welfare of orphans and widows to extend financial assistance to them
MIRPUR (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 23rd Nov, 2021 ) : Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Cabinet on Tuesday approved an Amendment Act to deliver due financial assistance to widows and orphans under which a special fund would be set up for the welfare of orphans and widows to extend financial assistance to them.
The cabinet decided to collect the data of beneficiaries under Ehsas program and to follow the patron of the Federal government in this regard. The meeting decided to introduce a one dish system in weddings and other social functions in the state and to fix the maximum time of celebrations till 10:00 p.m.
The cabinet was apprised of the progress made so far by the Committee on Amendments to the Accountability Act and directed the committee to finalize the recommendations at the next meeting. A detailed briefing was given to the cabinet by the committee to effectively follow up the pending cases in the court.
Addressing the cabinet, the AJK Prime Minister Sardar Abdul Qayyum Niazi said that according to the vision of Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan all resources would be channelized for the welfare of the people of the state. Prime Minister Imran Khan was taking effective steps for the prosperity and well being of the people, he added.
He said only by putting his vision and thinking into practice Azad Kashmir will be made a truly welfare state and the concept of good governance can only be achieved through the spirit to serve the people.
He said that our mission is to serve the people regardless of political affiliations. He said that impartial accountability was the top priority of the government and the process of accountability will be initiated without any discrimination.
The AJK prime minister said that the welfare of widows and orphans is the responsibility of the government and the government will also fulfill its responsibility to provide relief to the destitute and in this regard data of deserving persons across the state should be collected in a transparent manner so that no deserving person is deprived of it.
He directed the secretaries to the government to maintain close liaison with the people and find out their problems so that the problems of the people could be resolved on priority basis.
He expressed his serious concern over the arrest of human rights activist Khurram Pervez. He said in order to provide cover to its crime India has not tolerated even those human rights activists who are respected by the world for their services.
He urged the international human rights organizations in general and Geneva Human Rights Council in particular to play their leading role in the release of Khurram Pervez.