AJK PM calls bureaucracy “asset”, vital for policy implementation

Former AJK President K H Khurshid remembered for selfless service

MIRPUR (AJK), Mar 09 (APP): Terming the establishment of a merit-based system as his government’s top priority, Prime Minister of Azad Jammu Kashmir Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan on Thursday said that bureaucracy plays a vital role in policy implementation.

While addressing a meeting of the top officials of the government in the State metropolis, the AJK PM termed bureaucracy as an asset for the State

He said the government would take full advantage of the abilities of its officers. He said that it was essentially important that people at the helm of affairs must play their role to take the system forward and contribute towards the development of the State.

The AJK PM said that he valued the service of all those who had served the state selflessly. “Whoever is rendering services, whether in uniform or without uniform, I value him”, the AJK PM said.

“The government will utilize its all available resources for the development of the state and the prosperity of ordinary citizens,” the AJK PM said, adding that steps were being taken on a priority basis to raise the standard of living of a common man.

The AJK PM said that no compromise should be made with reference to merit. Terming Azad Kashmir as the defense wall of the country, he said that there was a dire need to strengthen the state that happened to be the country’s first defense line.

“If we become weak, what message will go to the other side of the Line of Control?”, he asked.

The meeting was attended by the chief secretary, principal secretary, and secretaries of all departments to the government.

Reiterating their commitment to serve the state in line with the vision of the AJK PM, the top officials of the government on the occasion vowed to work painstakingly for the development of the state, good governance and promoting merit.

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