MUZAFFARABAD: Beginning of restoration of historical ties between the people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
On the historic day of Pakistan Day, the Prime Minister of the Independent State of Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Tanvir Ilyas Khan, and the Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan Barrister Khalid Khurshid inaugurated the Gilgit-Muzaffarabad Bus Service.
The inauguration ceremony was held at New Prime Minister House, Muzaffarabad. Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Barrister Khalid Khurshid was the chief guest of the ceremony. Gilgit-Baltistan Interior Minister Shamsul Haque, Azad Kashmir Government Ministers Ali Shan Soni, Chaudhry Muhammad Akbar Ibrahim, Chaudhry Maqbool Gujjar, Akmal Hussain Sargala, Parliamentary Secretary for Transport Javed Butt, Azad Kashmir Government Spokesperson Professor Taqdees Gilani, Parliamentary Secretary Asim Sharif Butt and Chairman Prime Minister Inspection and Implementation Commission Pir Mazhar Saeed including government secretaries, government officials, lawyers and a large number of civil society participated.
In the opening ceremony, the Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan presented Gilgit-Baltistan Karvaati Jabba and Cap to Prime Minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan, while the Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir also presented gifts to the Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan.
Addressing the opening ceremony, Azad Kashmir Prime Minister Sardar Tanvir Ilyas Khan said that today is a very important day for the Muslims of the Indian sub-continent when the Pakistan Resolution was passed in 1940 and this day is also for the people of Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir.
It is historic when today the ties between the two regions are going to be restored, the journey of restoration of ties that we have started today will continue further, and the path that we have opened has a lot of potential.
Pakistan after Eid. They are starting a tourism bus service in Azad Kashmir from all major cities, which will promote tourism here. Pakistan is the center of hope for the oppressed classes of the world and the will of God.
On the other side of the Line of Control, the Kashmiri people are making sacrifices for the completion of Pakistan. No one can defeat the determination of this nation, who raise their children to become Khalid Bin Waleed. India is not aware of our history.
India can conquer the world in movies, but they should remember that when Muslims go to Spain, they burn the boats, if India does not stop, we will do the same, which is the history of Muslims.
The Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir said that the journey between Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir that we started today, we hope that future generations will continue it, and in the future, both regions will benefit from each other’s experiences and potential.
Gilgit-Baltistan will help Gilgit-Baltistan in the fields of communication, agriculture, design, and housing, while the government of Azad Kashmir will benefit from the sectors in which Gilgit-Baltistan is ahead.
The AJK government will support travelers’ person from Gilgit-Baltistan who comes to Azad Kashmir and will get a 35% discount on purchases and a 25% discount on rent.
The scope of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Bank will be extended to Gilgit-Baltistan while the cooperative bank of Gilgit-Baltistan will be brought to Azad Kashmir.
Sardar Tanvir Ilyas Khan said that the quota of Gilgit-Baltistan will be increased in universities and other educational institutions of Azad Kashmir.
I suggest that in future the officers of both the regions should go on posting from one region to the other. Azad Kashmir’s Prime Minister said that yak is found only in Gilgit-Baltistan and will farm it in the upper areas of Azad Kashmir.
The Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir said that the governments of both regions can create a special economic zone together. The fruits produced in Gilgit-Baltistan can be marketed in a better way.
He said that the government of Azad Kashmir will also invest in the Gilgit-Baltistan transport company Natco and it will be a joint company of both regions. Both governments are setting up committees to promote connectivity and partnership between the two regions, which will submit reports soon.
The Prime Minister directed the Transport Department of Azad Kashmir to prepare an annual calendar and provide free travel facilities to those traveling from Gilgit to Muzaffarabad and Muzaffarabad to Gilgit on Long Week Ind.
Addressing the ceremony, Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Barrister Khalid Khurshid said that today is Pakistan Day and a historic day when a bus service is being started to connect the people of Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir will benefit, these measures will reduce the distance between hearts and promote harmony between the two regions, the people of Azad Kashmir will come to Gilgit-Baltistan and the government will provide them with all the facilities.
He said that I belong to the nearby area of Shuntar, PC1 is ready with reference to the Ruto Shunter tunnel, and whenever the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf government comes to the federal government, work on this tunnel will start.
Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan said that the people of Gilgit-Baltistan made sacrifices for the establishment of Pakistan and stood for Pakistan.
Talking about the Northern Areas Transport Company, he said that it is our proud institution.
The Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan Khalid Khursheed Khan highly appreciated the personality and actions of Azad Kashmir Prime Minister Sardar Tanviraliyas Khan.
Addressing the ceremony, Parliamentary Secretary Transport Azad Kashmir Javed Butt paid tribute to Prime Minister Azad Kashmir and Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan for the launch of the Gilgit-Muzaffarabad bus service.
Secretary Transport Authority Chaudhry Mukhtar Ahmad said that all arrangements have been made by Transport Authority regarding Gilgit-Muzaffarabad bus service. The launch of this bus service will strengthen the ties between the two regions and promote culture, culture, and mutual harmony.