Lahore: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif always gave importance to the Youth Wing and considered it the frontline force of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Special Assistant to the PM on Political Affairs Dr Asif Kirmani said Wednesday.
Addressing the AJK-chapter Youth Wing of PML-N, he said youngsters of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) had to play a key role in the upcoming general elections of the valley. He said the PML-N government had a plan to lay railway track from Islamabad to Havelian enroute Murree and Muzaffarabad. The youth would hoist the party-flag and propagate its agenda of progress and
prosperity in AJK, he added.
Dr Asif Karmani said the AJK people had great expectations from the youth.The Prime Minister, he said, had brought $ 46 billion Chinese investment in the country, which would help further strengthen national economy and improve energy situation.
Dr Karmani said the PML-N wanted to see all districts of AJK developed and prosperous, besides providing modern education and health facilities there. He asked the Kashmiri youth to hoist the party flags at their homes, shops, motorcycles and vehicles, adding that the PML-N had to defeat the corrupt and power hungry elements during the AJK elections. The Prime Minister, he said, wanted that children of common men should have equal right to get education so that they could become doctors,advocates and secure high-level jobs. The PML-N was struggling to change the existing system so that every citizen should have equal rights in all fields, he added.
In Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK), he said, the Neelum-Jhelum project had been abandoned and it was the PML-N government which restarted it. Kirmani said the PML-N would take along those, who could not get the party tickets, in the election campaign and development of the valley.
He said the PML-N would continue public contact campaign during the holy month of Ramzan and after Eid. He said, “We feel proud that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Youth Wing held successful workers conventions and formed election monitoring cell to ensure victory of the PML-N with majority in AJK and to stop rigging in upcoming elections.” He said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had great love and affection for every nook and cranny of Kashmir. After Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, he said, it was Muhammad Nawaz Sharif who made the Muslim League a public party. He said the PML-N always faced dictators bravely.
He said the Quaid-e-Azam was the man of principle who used to sit with youth on ground and talked with them friendly.
Karmani said making comparison between state and non-state parties would be harmful for the freedom struggle of Kashmir. “Pakistan means Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Azad Jammu Kashmir means Pakistan,” he said.
He said decision to award tickets in AJK had been made in consultation with the AJK leadership and parliamentary board. “With the strength of Kashmiri youth, we will make the PML-N more strong,” he said. He said it was responsibility of the youth to make efforts for the success of the PML-N in Azad Jammu & Kashmir in the upcoming elections.
He said the era of progress, prosperity and development in Kashmir would come. “Both sides of the Kashmiris will have an opportunity to sit together, and everybody wants that Kashmiris should meet with each other,” he said. He urged the youth to play their role in forming the PML-N
government in the AJK as result of the upcoming elections.
President AJK-chapter Youth Wing of PML-N Muhammad Hanif Malik apprised about objectives of the
PML-N Election Monitoring Cell. Central president PML-N Youth Wing Capt. (Retd.) Muhammad Safdar had given formal approval for setting up the youth monitoring cell for the elections to be held on July 21, 2016.