AJK PM invites investors to seize opportunities

Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan inviting investors across the country to take full advantage of AJK’s business-friendly environment

MIRPUR (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News – July 4, 2022): Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan invites investors across the country to take full advantage of the business-friendly environment in the ‘AJK.

The AJK premier said the government is ready to provide tax breaks and other incentives to investors.

He was addressing a function organized by Lyallpur Warriors in Faisalabad, the AJK PM office said on Monday.

The event was attended by Air Marshal (Ret’d) Arshad Mehmood Malik, Air Marshal (Ret’d) Farhat H Khan, Minister of Higher Education of Azad Kashmir Malik Zafar Iqbal , Deputy Speaker of Kashmir Assembly of Azad Chaudhry Riaz Gujjar, Pir Mazhar Saeed Shah Member of Legislative Assembly Azad Kashmir Other MPs Azad Jammu Kashmir, Heads of Faisalabad Chambers of Commerce, Leaders of the business community, families of martyrs and others.

While people from different walks of life also attend the function. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister, while emphasizing the contribution of Pakistani investors to boosting the local economy, said that investors from Faisalabad and other parts of Punjab province had already set up industries in Mirpur and other parts of the state.

He said his government has put in place a comprehensive mechanism to boost the tourism sector in the region. He said local traders and industrialists would soon be invited to visit Azad Jammu Kashmir.

Investors, he said, will get all the support they can get. “No taxes will be levied on industrialists,” he said, adding that the AJK has many opportunities in the cotton industry and seafood trade. “We are setting up an economic zone in which investors could be granted a minimum of ten kanals and a maximum of 100 kanals of land for the establishment of industries,” he said, adding that no tax would be levied.

He said the government plans to set up computer parks to boost the local economy and create job opportunities for educated youths. Exposing India’s state terrorism in Indian-occupied Kashmir, he said, “Indian occupying forces have wreaked havoc in occupied Kashmir.” The trigger-happy Indian forces, he said, had been implicated in gross human rights abuses in the region.

He, however, maintained that India cannot stifle the Kashmiri spirit of freedom and their rightful struggle through barbarism and brutality. Referring to the continued bloodshed and violence in the IoK, he lamented that the global community remained silent as Indian forces mercilessly killed Kashmiris. Urging the Indian government to avoid its policy of intransigence on Kashmir, the Prime Minister said that it is high time for the Indian government to accept the reality on the ground and allow the people of Kashmir to decide their future peacefully policy in accordance with UNSC resolutions.

Calling Kashmir an inseparable part of Pakistan, the prime minister said, “I believe Pakistan is incomplete without Kashmir.” He said Kashmiris see themselves as Pakistanis. Paying rich tributes to the martyrs, the Prime Minister said, “The families of the martyrs are our dignity and our honour.” He said, “We must never forget the supreme sacrifices of the martyrs who laid down their lives for a great cause.”

Praising the people of Faisalabad for their great contribution in strengthening the country’s economy, the Prime Minister said Faisalabad provides many services in Pakistan. Retired Major Taseer Ikram, Chairman of Loyalpur Warriors also spoke and paid rich tributes to the martyrs.

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