Mirpur: Ruling Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) President of the Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) chapter Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry has said that Muzaffarabad-Mirpur motorway and a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Mirpur would be completed soon under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in the autonomous state.
“Both the gigantic projects have been included in the AJK CPEC projects with the efforts of Prime Minister Imran Khan,” he said while speaking at a public gathering here.
Chaudhri said that AJK would be made the hub of tourism since the scenic AJK state was enriched with huge potential of tourism and hydel-power resources.
He said that since AJK was enjoying massive potential of basic economic resources, the PTI “after coming to power in the state after the July 25 elections, would utilize these economic resources and the promotion of tourism industry besides establishing scores of hydel-power projects.”
He underlined that 30.6 MW Jagran Hydel-Power Project in Muzaffarabad division was contributing Rs 600-700 million to the State’s exchequer.
Chaudhry, a former AJK Chief Minister, said that the advent of CPEC projects in the industrial sector in Mirpur would open new vistas of jobs for unemployed, educated, skilled and unskilled youth in various disciplines.
Referring to the local longstanding issues of Mirpur, he said that rest of lake city of Mirpur will be supplied with Sui gas on priority basis besides completion of abandoned projects of Mirpur-Islamgarh Bridge and Mirpur Greater Water Supply and Sewerage Projects.