AJK President, PM exchange views on different issues


MUZAFFARABAD, September 16(APP) : The AJK President Sardar Muhammad
Masood Khan and Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan held a meeting here on
Saturday and exchanged the views on different issues including the unanimous approval
of establishing Sharia Appellant Bench High Court by AJK Legislative Assembly .
The two leader also discussed mega development schemes in all constituencies,
upholding of merit in institutions, transparency, process of accountability, the ongoing
situation of Indian held Kashmir and condemned genocide of Rohingya Muslims in
Both the leaders also discussed the demand of Amnesty International to
India for giving up the use of pallet guns against Kashmiri people and held consultations
to devise strategy as to meet the future challenges of these issues.
The AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq told the President that legislation
was made on the establishment of Sharia Appellant Bench High Court after taking the
clerics from all the school of thoughts into confidence and the PM said that prior this
there was no constitutional protection to the Sharia court and some politicians tried to
give the perception that Sharia Court is being merged or abolished in the High Court
which it was out of the context and actual situation he added.
He said that Sharia Appellant Bench High Court has would be comprised on
judges and a high esteemed religious scholar. The AJK President on the occasion
expressed his confidence on the legislation in this regard and said that it was a sensitive
Sharia and religious issue and unanimous opinion on resolving this issue amicably was a
good omen President added.