Senator Professor Sajid Mir Calls on Ch Muhammad Barjees Tahir

February 06, 2014

Ch Muhammad Barjees Tahir, Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan has said that protection of human lives is the highest priority of present government. In order to maintain law and order situation in Gilgit-Baltistan we have constituted Ulema Board which has helped to subside sectarian element to much extent. Besides, government has embarked upon several measures to counter corruption which are bearing fruit. He said this while talking to a delegation of Ulema who called on Federal Minister under the leadership of Senator Prof. Sajid Mir.

Today on Thursday a delegation of religious scholars called on Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan and discussed the law and order situation in Gilgit-Baltistan region. Federal Minister apprised the delegation that a 1500 strong force was being constituted under the guidance of Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to ensure the protection of Karakoram Highway. Paper work had already been completed by the Ministry of Interior and IG Gilgit-Baltistan. Recruitment will be conducted on merit while the training to this force will be provided by Pakistan Army. He told that government was taking serious steps to counter sectarianism in the area. After the issue of sectarianism is solved, this area will become an example for the whole world regarding law and order while crime rate is already negligible.

Senator Sajid Mir informed the Federal Minister about the welfare projects being run by the Jamaat-i-Ahal-i-Hadees in Gilgit-Baltistan. He ensured his party’s full support in order to maintain law and order situation. Maulana Abdul Wahid showed his apprehensions regarding rumour of creation of new constituencies. He told the minister that new constituencies should be created in such a fashion as to promote religious harmony and minimize sectarianism in the area. Federal Minister informed the delegation about the steps taken to counter corruption and promotion of transparency which has been acknowledged not only in Pakistan but also on international level