ISLAMABAD: Raja Farooq Haider has been nominated as the Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
The decision was taken at a meeting of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) AJK Chapter in Islamabad on Wednesday chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The meeting was attended by Federal PML-N leadership and newly elected member of AJK Legislative Assembly.
The AJK-designated Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider said that he will come up to the confidence of the Party leadership. “My agenda will be merit, good governance and zero tolerance for corruption,” he added.
On Sunday, Raja Farooq Haider denied the reports that the newly elected parliamentary party of the Pakistan Muslim League Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) has nominated him as AJK prime minister with consensus.
The meeting of the newly elected parliamentary committee was held at the residence of Raja Farooq Haider Khan in Muzaffarabad. Earlier reports suggested journalist turned politician Raja Mushtaq Minhas could be first choice to be nominated as the prime minister of AJK.