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PoK PM wants to recruit professionals from J&K

india Updated: Jan 06, 2007 21:17 IST
Arun Joshi
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 In a move that seemed to offset the negative impact of international opinion of the conditions and happenings in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, its prime minister Attique Khan has offered recruitment to doctors and engineers from Jammu and Kashmir.

Khan made this offer at a rally on Friday held in connection with the "Self Determination Day", at the time when the international reports of the European Union and New York based human rights group Human Rights Watch have exposed the way things were handled in PoK in the aftermath of the October 2005 earthquake that left close to 90,000 dead and nearly three million homeless across the Line of Control.

PoK is in need of professionals as these reports have pointed out that Pakistan and PoK governments failed to respond to the catastrophic situation.

According to media reports, Attique Khan, who has adopted a hard-line approach ever since he has become prime minister of PoK, said that his government would provide jobs to the unemployed doctors and engineers in his part of the state. For this, he has reportedly stated that he would seek the assistance from Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.

The PoK prime minister is making a virtue of his necessity. His government is in need of professionals, but he is projecting as if he is trying to help Jammu and Kashmir Government in easing the unemployment problem.

In the pre-quake era, Pakistan and PoK governments had adopted other way of luring the Kashmiri youth, offering those seats in the medical and engineering colleges in Pakistan. Chief Minister was not available for his comments.

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