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Two industrial zones of AJK included in CPEC: AJK President

AJK | 10 January 2017
Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President, Sardar Masood Khan said that two industrial zones, each in Bhimber and Mirpur and Express Way from Muzaffarabad to Mirpur have been included in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

He was addressing to the participants of a second round of youth policy dialogue organized by Center for Peace, Development and Reforms (CPDR) in collaboration with the British Council here Tuesday evening.

Around 200 young people from cross-section of civil society shared their views with the President and asked critical questions regarding poor infrastructure, lack of quality education and health facilities in the AJK.



While answering a question on education system, he stated that, he envisions the right person for right job in universities besides minimal political interference and intended to initiate new degree program compatible to the market needs and demand. “Youth and civil society of AJK should support government for better governance, and we need to introduce reforms both at micro and macro level to curb the menace of corruption in society” said
president while answering a question.

On a point raised by research scholar Dr. Waqas Ali on rising unemployment, President stated that government is making serious efforts to create opportunities for investment and private sector employment to reduce brain drain and provide opportunities of jobs
for young people.

Executive Director CPDR Ershad Mahmud speaking on the occasion said that in today’s globalized world, no nation can make progress without increasing youth participation in the policy-making process and ensuring their economic empowerment.

Vice Chancellor Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST) stated that we are in transition stage and our universities are improving but lot to be done to build capacity and creating opportunities.

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