Monday 30 July 2012

Norwegian Ambassador stresses upon Pak-India to resolve Kashmir Issue through Dialogue

Kotli (July 2012): Norwegian Ambassador in Pakistan, Ms. Cecilie Landsverk has stressed upon Pakistan and India to resolve the Kashmir issue through dialogues, adding that the Norwegian government will play its due role in prosperity and development of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

“We want that the living standard of Azad Kashmir people should improve” she said.

Ms. Cecilie Landsverk was addressing during the inauguration ceremony of Basic Health Center in Phagwar Mohra established by Rahma Islamic Relief Pakistan.

She said after the 2005 earthquake, Norwegian government concentrated on this region and played its role in rehabilitation and reconstruction work. She said Kashmir is a beautiful place and Norwegian government will play its vigilant role for the development of this beautiful area. She said, “Rahma Islamic Relief Pakistan has done valuable work regarding health and I am pleased that the health center has been established with cooperation of Norway’s organization NORAD.” She said that due to the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) the problems of people have been decreased and help solving the problems of the masses. Before this she inaugurated the health facility which has been established with the cooperation of NORAD in union council Dhanwan.

On this occasion, the Food Minister of Azad Kashmir Javed Iqbal Budhanvi also addressed. He said after earthquake, the NGOs played extra-ordinary role in the rehabilitation. He said that the government will continue support of these NGOs. He said that the government is giving special attention on health and other sectors. On this occasion, the Chairman of Rahma Islamic Relief Pakistan, Muhammad Sagheer Qamar awarding the memorial shield and said Islamic Relief Pakistan has interest to start many new projects in the health filed in AJK and Pakistan, adding that we want to decrease the difficulties of people in health field.

Saghir Qamar said that the health centers were established in AJK after the 8th October 2005 earthquake but due to the shortage of manpower the problems of the people could not be overcome yet. He said that the non governmental institutions should come forward for the provision of best healthcare facilities to the masses.

Memorial shields were given away to the members of Rahma Basic Health Unit Khui Ratta for their best performance.

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