Joining OGP a good move: AJK President


ISLAMABAD, Dec 10 (APP): President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan Saturday appreciated the government’s move to join the Open Government Partnership (OGP), which he said would improve Pakistan’s image.
Masood Khan, during a meeting with Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar said Pakistan’s standing has globally improved due to the enabling environment created by the PML (N) government.
He said due to the policies of macro economic stability brought about by the government, the outlook of Pakistan has improved.
He thanked the finance minister for his cooperation and support in addressing and resolving the issues of the AJK government on priority.
President AJK discussed with the finance minister budgetary outlays and details of developmental projects of the AJK government.
He emphasized that the AJK government appreciates the hand holding of the federal government in addressing the financial matters of the AJK.
On the occasion, the finance minister said the federal government is cognizant of these issues and fully supports the AJK government on its agenda of early completion of its development projects.
He said the federal government has always given all possible support to the AJK and will continue to do so.
The finance minister also shared the details of his recent visit to France for joining the OGP initiative.
He told the president AJK that the OGP initiative promotes ransparency, citizen participation and democratic innovation.
He also shared that the government is also planning to sign the OECD Convention on Anti bribery.
Senior officials of the ministry of finance and the AJK participated in the meeting.