Karachi, Feb.5 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced the allocation of Rs250 million for the development of Azad Jammu and Kashmir(AJK).
The announcement came during the premier’s visit to Muzaffarabad to mark Kashmir Day.
The interior ministry declared February 5 as a public holiday, across the country.
One minute silence was also observed by the nation to express solidarity and honour to all those Kashmiris killed while fighting for freedom.
Government’s priority is to give the people of Kashmir their due rights, PM Nawaz said, while addressing a joint session of the AJK assembly.
Referring to the long drawn Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan, the premier said, ‘Differences between countries is not unusual, but not being able to resolve issues for decades is a matter of concern.’
‘Time has once again come for the leadership of Pakistan and India to resolve matters,’ the premier added.(ANI)