Wasim Majnoon Mir
Kupwara, Mar 08: Minister for Rural Development & Panchayati Raj and Law & Justice, Abdul Haq khan today said the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is committed to ensure peace in the state and that sought public support to ensure peaceful atmosphere.
While addressing various public gatherings in Kupwara district’s Lolab Valley, Minister hailed the efforts of Chief Minister to ensure peace and development in the state and said that talks between India Pakistan will ensure peace in the state. He said the talks are the only solution to the unresolved issues and that violence will further deteriorate the situation instead of solving it.
While strongly batting for resumption of a ‘peace and reconciliation process’ between India and Pakistan, Minister said violence favours none as people on both sides are getting killed with people of the state being the worst sufferers in the conflict between the two countries.
According to our correspondent Wasim Majnoon Mir, Khan said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir especially living along the borders demand both the governments to initiate the dialogue process so that peace is restored along the borders.
Earlier the minister visited Daradpora and Warnow areas of Lolab Valley to meet the bereaved families of three persons- Bashir Ahmad Ganaie, Ghulam Mohammad Lone and Altaf Ahmad Mir who were killed in an avalanche last week. The minister sympathised with the families of the deceased and expressed his heartfelt condolences. The Minister was accompanied by SSP Kupwara, ACD, SDM Lolab, Executive Engineer R&B and other senior officers of the district.
Meanwhile, during his visit to Lolab, Minister also took stock of various ongoing works in Lolab Constituency and inspected various developmental projects like road connectivity, bridges and other projects being executed under different schemes.
The Minister also sanctioned 10 lac rupees for the construction of a playground at Dardapora and said that empowering youth through upgradation of sports infrastructure for expression of talent at various platforms is a viable investment for sustainable future of the state in particular and nation in general.