`Peaceful elections in AJK a win of democratic forces’: PM

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ISLAMABAD, July 21 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday extended his congratulations to the elected representatives and people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on the successful conduct of general election.

“The peaceful elections in AJK is a win of democratic
forces and it explicitly reflects the peoples’ faith in democracy. Winning or losing is part of elections, but the
important thing for a vibrant democracy is the continuity of
the process”, the Prime Minister said in a statement issued by the PM’s Office here.

He expressed the confidence that newly elected
representatives of AJK would reinforce their support to the
people of occupied Kashmir in their just struggle for
independence.

“Irrespective of the political divide; all Pakistanis are united in the unwavering support for the freedom struggle of our Kashmiri brethren,” emphasized the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister urged the elected representatives to
work for the well-being of the people of AJK.

The federal government will extend all possible assistance to the newly elected government of AJK to better serve the people, he added.