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AJK lawmakers protest in front of Parliament House

ISLAMABAD, 19 JAN, (DNA) – Lawmakers of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) government protested in front of Parliament House Islamabad on Tuesday.

Protestors demanded the federal government to sack Minister of Kashmir Affairs Barjees Tahir.

Prime Minister AJK Chaudhary Abdul Majeed leaded the protest against the minister of Kashmir Affairs. The protesting lawmakers also accused the federal government of using funds of Kashmir Council for pre-poll rigging.

Abdul Majeed demanded the federal government to release funds of the Kashmir Council without any further delay. He said that their funds are being distributed among federation’s favorite people in AJK that is insult of the PM elected by the mandate of people.

Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal ensured redress of AJK government’s grievances and said that government will set up a committee on this issue. The three-member committee will be consisting on opposition leader Khurshid Shah, federal minister Ahsan Iqbal and finance minister AJK Chaudhry Latif Akbar. The protest ended after the dialogue with Ahsan Iqbal. = DNA

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