Ganderbal, 21 Apr: In an important development on Sunday, Jammu Kashmir People’s Movement headed by IAS officer turned politician, Shah Faesal, opened its office in Ganderbal main town. This is the fourth office of the party in J&K state, in addition to the party Headquarter at Harco House, Raj Bagh, Sonawari constituency office in Sumbal main town and the Jammu province office in Narwal. The opening of an office in Ganderbal signifies an important development, as Ganderbal is considered a game changer in the politics of Jammu and Kashmir state.
The office, located in Sofi Complex, main town Ganderbal, was inaugurated by JKPM leader Shehla Rashid at a private function of party workers organised by JKPM Ganderbal unit, comprising Mohammed Amin Sofi who is the district Ganderbal incharge for JKPM Ganderbal, Raja Parvaiz who is the JKPM coordinator for Ganderbal Assembly Constituency, Abdul Rahman Dar who is in charge of Sherpathri, Manzoor Ahmed Lone who is the JKPM coordinator for Kangan Assembly Constituency, and several others.
Among other leaders present at the function were JKPM State Executive Member Iqbal Ahmed Rather and JKPM Women’s Wing Incharge Rufaida Mansoor.
Speaking at the inaugural function of the new party office, JKPM leader Shehla Rashid congratulated the JKPM Ganderbal team for their hard work and dedication. She said that the Ganderbal unit is the most vibrant units of the party. On an emotional note, she added that, “The members of the Ganderbal team joined us at a time when we were not participating in the electoral process. These are the kind of idealistic and honest people we aim to bring into the party. These people will work selflessly for the people of Kashmir who are victims of the prevailing conflict in Kashmir.”
JKPM Ganderbal Constituency Incharge Raja Parvaiz said that, “We congratulate our brothers and sisters everywhere on the holy occasion of Shab-e-Baraat. We have chosen this auspicious day for the inauguration. We seek forgiveness from Allah and seek his help for serving people.” Raja Parvaiz also highlighted several policy issues related to Ganderbal District.
JKPM District Incharge Mohammed Amin Sofi said that, “The Ganderbal unit will prepare a local manifesto in consultation with the incharges of the two assembly constituencies in the district, namely Raja Parvaiz and Manzoor Ahmed Lone who are currently undertaking a consultative exercise in their respective areas. The local manifesto will highlight the problems of Ganderbal district, and we will try to address people’s issues regardless of whether or not we are in power.”
JKPM Women’s Wing Incharge Rufaida Mansoor said that, “JKPM is a party where equal representation to all sections of society will be given. She encouraged the Ganderbal unit to reach out to as many women as possible, and assured the unit of all possible support.”