ISLAMABAD Sardar Attique became unopposed Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday as no other member filed nomination papers for the slot of the Leader of the House. Attiques arrival at the PM Office was followed by the resignation of his predecessor Raja Farooq Haider, who resigned on Monday after a faction of the ruling Muslim Conference led by Sardar Attique was to submit a no-confidence move against him. The former AJK Premier, in his media talk after stepping down, had accused Sardar Attique, Pakistan Peoples Party-led Federal Government and Pakistans key government functionaries for hatching malicious conspiracies to oust him. Credible sources in Azad Jammu and Kashmir Council Secretariat confided to TheNation that President AJK Raja Zulqarnain, Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo and new AJK PM Sardar Attique were working in close alliance to ouster AJK PM from the office. Sources are of the view that in the corruption-ridden political set-up of AJK, Raja Farooq Haider carried comparatively better reputation and was a 'mismatch for Pakistan Government. Raja Farooq was vocal in publicly criticising Pakistani Government, particularly, the role of Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo. According to sources, the row intensified between former AJK, PM and the 'troika after Farooq strongly backed a reference against former Chief Justice, AJK, Riaz Akhtar. Raja Zulqarnain and Sardar Attique backed Riaz Akhtar. The former CJ, AJK had earned notorious reputation for rampant corruption and nepotism. Sources are of the view that he unconstitutionally became CJ with the 'blessings of a brigadier of Military Intelligence (MI) deputed at Muzaffarabad. Riaz became CJ just a month after he became Supreme Courts judge. According to insiders, other bones of contention were the differences between Farooq Haider and Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo over AJK Council Secretariat, upraising of Mangla project and Neelum Hydro Project. Farooq Haider was reported to be the prime hurdle in the 'fiscal motives of the said Minister. It is learnt that former AJK PM was against the uncalled for intermeddling of Manzoor Wattoo into the affairs of AJK Government. Of the total income tax that AJK taxpayers are paying annually, around 20 per cent is utilised by AJK Council Secretariat in Islamabad, under the authority of Minister of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan. The Minister was always criticised by the former PM for exerting uncalled for influence in AJK governments affairs and domination for corrupt motives. Raja Farooq Haider had accused Manzoor Wattoo on Monday of receiving Rs 300,000 from every pulse-laden truck for the transportation of edible commodity from Pakistan to AJK. Farooq also accused Prime Minister Gilani of thoroughly aiding the Minister in the entire affair. When contacted, Wattoos spokesperson said that the Minister was seriously ill due to his fractured arm and was not, therefore, in position to offer comments. The Minister would arrange a media talk in the next few days, the spokesperson added.