Kashmiri Expatriates To Get Right To Vote Soon: AJK PM
Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Sardar Abdul Qayyum Niazi Monday said that overseas Kashmiris, would be granted their legitimate right to vote in the light of recently decision by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government
MIRPUR (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 22nd Nov, 2021 ) ', Nov 22 (APP):Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Sardar Abdul Qayyum Niazi Monday said that overseas Kashmiris, would be granted their legitimate right to vote in the light of recently decision by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government.
Talking to APP, AJK Prime Minister said, "By the grace of Allah, the PTI government in the center will not only complete five years but also the people of Pakistan will repose their confidence in it by giving it a mandate for the next five years", he said.
"Opposition stands completely exposed today and its efforts aimed at destabilizing the country have miserably failed", the PM said.
Hailing Prime Minister Imran Khan's political acumen Niazi expressed the optimism that the Federal government of PTI would not only complete its 5-year constitutional term but also win the next elections.
"The revolutionary decision to give them the right to vote reflects the courageous leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan", Niazi said, adding his government in Azad Kashmir would soon enact legislation to give the right to vote to Kashmiris living abroad.
Overseas Kashmiris, he said, were the ambassadors of the Kashmiris' freedom movement and identity of Azad Kashmir. "Inshallah (God willing), overseas Kashmiris will also play a pro-active role in the creation of new Azad Jammu and Kashmir", the prime minister said, adding that about one million citizens of Azad Kashmir live in Europe, especially in the United Kingdom whereas about half a million live or work in the middle East, North America and Canada.
Referring to the Kashmiri expat community's contribution to the local economy, PM Niazi said, "A large part of the population of Azad Jammu and Kashmir is dependent on their remittances". The diaspora community, he said, has so far played a significant role in the economic and social development of Azad Kashmir.