ISLAMABAD (our reporter):- The Prime Minister Azad Kashmir Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan dispelled the imprecation of differences with President of Azad Kashmir and senior leader of Pakistan Tehrik Insaf Azad Kashmir Barrister Sultan Mehmood and claimed that under his guidance AJK government was moving on pathways to progress and prosperity.
Talking to various delegations who called on him here on Monday, the Prime Minister said, “Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry is my elder brother and under his guidance the government of Azad Kashmir is moving towards development and prosperity”.
Dispelling the impression of split in party, the PM made it clear that there was complete unanimity within the rank and file of the party (PTI). “There is complete unity and consensus within the PTI parliamentary party, cabinet and government”, the PM said, adding that the cconsultations have been held at all levels and this process of consultation will continue even after the approval of the budget.
Terming Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhary as a farsighted, seasoned and visionary politician holding the post of President of the state, the PM said that the government would continue to seek his guidance on important issues to ensure good governance, progress and prosperity in the region.“To achieve specific goals, party activists must bear in mind the fact that the PTI is a political party and all decisions within this party are taken through mutual consultation and consensus”, the PM said.Referring to his exemplary relationship with the president Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhary, the Prime Minister said that he would take into confidence the president and seek his guidance on important issues prior to his budget speech.
Ruling out any discord between him and the president, Prime Minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan said that there was no truth in the propaganda being peddled under vested agenda.“We won’t allow any such conspiracy to succeed, it will as usual turn out to be a storm in a teacup”, he said adding that Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry is currently the most senior politician who enjoys respect, support and trust from all across Azad Kashmir.
Hailing Barrister Chaudhary’s contribution, the PM said that Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry has been playing an important role in highlighting Kashmir cause both at national and international level.“The AJK government holds Barrister Chaudhary in high regard owing to his and his family’s contribution, commitment and struggle for the rights of the people of Azad Kashmir”.