Asserting that PDP was pursuing agenda of peace and prosperity, Member Legislative Council Firdous Tak Thursday said that Jammu and Kashmir under the present dispensation headed by Ms Mehbooba Mufti is witnessing new era of transparency and accountability.
“The writ of state is visible and people are feeling a change on the ground due to the sincere efforts of our Chief Minister Ms Mehbooba Mufti”, Tak said while addressing office bearers of party’s District Unit Kishtwar. He said that PDP is pursuing agenda of prosperity, development and economic upliftment and working on the path shown by its patron and Late Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayed to transform state of Jammu and Kashmir into island of peace.
He said that in just around one month the present dispensation has transformed public delivery system and brought accountability and transparency in the system. “The lack of accountability and transparency, loot of public exchequer, favouritism, corruption and nepotism were prime reasons for the political turmoil in Jammu and Kashmir”, he said adding, “Despite ruling the state for more than half a century, National Conference plunged the state into chaos and confusion by resorting to unfair means in every sphere of life”.
He referred to several historical decisions taken by previous government headed by Late Mufti Muhammad Sayed in a short span of time bringing much needed respite to the masses. “Mehbooba ji picked up the threads and is revolutionizing public delivery system”, he said.
The PDP MLC said that government has laid special focous on the upgrading basic infrastructure in the rural and far off areas and several measures were in pipeline. He said that the recent decision of the state government to establish Saffron village in Kishtwar has brought respite for the saffron growers.
Referring to the growing unemployment across the state, especially in Chenab Valley, Tak urged the state government to ensure early start of work on Pakal Dool, Kero, Kwar and Rattle power projects so as that deal with the problem. Chenab Valley, he said, has huge manpower of skilled youth who have gained experience while working at Dul Hasti, Rattle and Baglihar Hydel Projects. However, due to the completion of work on Baglihar project they have become unemployed, he said.
The legislator reviewed the ongoing membership drive by the party and expressed satisfaction over the way the party workers were reaching to the people not only to strengthen its base but also to spread the message of the organization.
District President Sheikh Nasir Hussain presented the brief about the drive and organizational activities being carried out across the district. He said that the performance of the government has rejuvenated the party cadre across the state.
Senior Vice President Nazir Ahmed Shah and District General Secretary Ishtiyaq Hussain Waza stressed on the need to strengthen the organization at the gross root level. They hailed the efforts of MLC Firdous Tak in strengthening of the organization and redressing grievances of general masses. “The legislator was working hard and it was his efforts that party has made inroads across the region”, they said urging the party workers to work wholeheartedly for the welfare of the masses.
Others who spoke on the occasion included Muhammad Ashraf Kichloo, Nazir Ahmed Lone, Mushtaq Ahmed Sheikh, Jaffar Hussain Ganai, Naseer Ahmed Bagwan, Arshad Hussain Giri, Munawar Hussain Bhat, Rajesh Kumar and Arjun Singh Rana. ‘
Sajad Ahmed Dev, Muhammad Saleem, Abdul Kabir, Joginder Mahajan, Joginder Bhandari, Shahnawaz Ahmed Shah, Mohammad Ali, Maqbool Hussain, Shanti Koul, Altaf Hussain Sheikh, Khursheed Ahmed, Rouf ul Islam, Muhammad Saleem Sheikh, Abdul Rehman, Ghulam Haider, Bashir Ahmed and Swami Raj were also present.