Reportedby:TheVoiceofUK(MUZAFFARABAD Azad Kashmir) Chief Secretary Azad Jammu and Kashmir Mathar Niaz Rana has said that people residing along the Line of Control (LoC) have rendered matchless sacrifices for the defense of their motherland.
He was addressing to the locals at Open Katchehry after inaugurating the Utility Store during his Leepa Valley visit
“The government is fully aware of the problems being faced by the people residing along the LoC and all out efforts are being made to address these problems on top priority”, Chief Secretary added.
“We have briefed federal government about the problems of affectees of Indian firing at LoC and the federal government is also taking concrete steps to address these problems”, he told.
The Chief Secretary said that targeting defenseless citizens is a cowardice and highly condemnable act.
Mathar Niaz Rana said that Utility Store has been established in the area to tackle the food shortage in the winter season while directives have been issued to establish more franchises of the store till November this year.
He assured local people that all genuine problems relating to health, education, food and others would be addressed on top priority. The Chief Secretary also issued on-spot directives to the concerned authorities to resolve the basic problems of the people residing in remote Leepa Valley.
The Chief Secretary directed the Assistant Commissioner Leepa to immediately pay the compensation to the LoC affectees.
He said Health Cards for LoC affectees are ready which would be provided to them soon.
A large number of people belonging to all walks of life attended the Open Katchehry and informed Chief Secretary about their problems. They expressed their profound gratitude to him for visiting the area and listening them.
Later the Chief Secretary visited the local Pak Army Headquarter where Brigadier Ikram ul Haq thoroughly briefed him about the LoC.Secretaries Forests, SERRA, SDMA, Commissioner Muzaffarabad Division, Special Secretary Education and others were also present on the occasion.