Resolution for Mirpur Airport moved in AJK Assembly - May 2020
Lahore: A resolution for the construction of the Mirpur Airport was moved on Wednesday in the Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) Legislative Assembly, a news source reported. Member Legislative Assembly (MLA) Pir Syed Ali Raza Bukhari moved the motion.
Presenting the resolution in the assembly, the MLA highlighted the longstanding matter of constructing the airport in Mirpur. He said that the expats belonging to Mirpur Division have had the outstanding demand for this airport. He added that the demand was purposeful.
Bukhari revealed that currently there were around one million expats from Mirpur living in Europe. He added that a large number of these individuals lived in the United Kingdom (UK).
The MLA stated that these expats had not detached themselves from their roots and continued to visit their native areas. He revealed that they heavily invested money and their foreign exchange contributions boosted the local economy.
AJK PM lays foundation stone of mini dam in Mirpur - March 2021
Mirpur: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister (PM) Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan on Thursday commenced the construction of a mini dam and flow metering system, placing the foundation stone to kick-start the project which is valued at over PKR 862 million.
Mr Haider Khan spoke to the media at the ceremony, assuring that the government has attached the highest level of priority to the construction of the mini dam which is to be completed within two years of the stipulated time period. He also stated that due to Neelum Jhelum project, the city saw a rise in temperature and a shortage in water supply.
The AJK prime minister said that the construction project will aid in reducing the scarcity of water in the city and for that reason, the aforementioned project will be completed well within time and with the highest standard. Further, in addition to improving water supply, the premier stated that the dam project would lead to a boost in tourism as well.
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