Srinagar, Dec 16: A delegation of Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) led by its senior-vice president Manzoor Ahmad Bhat visited Gojwara to express his sympathy and solidarity with fire affected traders. He expressed deep sorrow over the huge loss of property in a tragic fire incident on behalf of KTMF president Mohammad Yaseen Khan and sought compensation for the fire victims.
KTMF has extended sympathies with the affected fire victims and their families saying the Kashmir Inc is with them in this hour of grief. KTMF assured the affected shopkeepers for their demand of permission for reconstruction of their damaged shops to be taken up with the civil administration & Wakaf Board at an earliest. Pertinent to mention the gutted building belongs to Wakaf board.
Also various bazar committees of Shahr e Khaas were part of delegation which include Javaid Ah Zargar of Jamia Market, Nisar Ah of Iqra Market Nowhatta, Mohd Shafi of Hawal bazar committee, Lateef Ah Sofi of Gousia Market Khanyar & Qazi Tauseef of Munawarabad Traders Association.
The fire has left about 20 shops damaged along with goods and material and the losses amount to crores of rupees. He said that the cause of the fire is being ascertained by police and so far it is not clear what led to the massive inferno. However there was no loss of life or injury to anyone.