Raised issues of public importance during meet
Srinagar, May 20: Peoples Conference Senior Vice President and former Minister Abdul Gani Vakil called on Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan on Monday.
While emphasising to start dialogue process with all shades of opinion, Vakil said that it is necessary to take confidence building measures to bring people nearer to national mainstream.
“It is necessary to start a sincere and result oriented dialogue process with all stake holders in the state to get the state, more particularly valley out of this morass and bridge the gap between people and national mainstream”, he added.
While talking to Governor, Vakil warned that large scale arrests and harassments are no solution to the problem and it can only lead us to a dangerous situation.
Terming unemployment as a serious concern, Vakil insisted to focus towards this alarming problem, so that youth should not get frustrated and then play in the hands of enemies.
Vakil also told the Governor that fruit growers are passing through turbulent times because of the economic crisis and are indebted to different Banks. He emphasised to establish cold storage facility at Fruit Mandi Sopore along with a Juice Factory on modern lines and weave off the all KCC loans of Fruit Growers which is their long pending demand.
He further informed Governor that so many fruit growers are still waiting for the compensation of their damages caused due to natural calamities last year and it includes the fruit growers of Rafiabad area also.
Talking about dilapidated road infrastructure in Rafiabad, Vakil insisted Governor Malik to upgrade the road connectivity in Rafiabad and particularly the PMGSY roads of Behrampora and Kakroosa. He also demanded to bring Rafiabad on tourism map of Kashmir and develop Bosnia and Mandoji Hamam as tourist resorts keeping in view the serene beauty of the area.
Vakil also brought into the notice of Governor the lack of adequate security of Peoples Conference leaders at district level and demanded that they may be provided adequate security cover keeping in view the present prevailing situation.
Governor Satya Pal Malik listened to Mr Vakil patiently and assured him of redressal of all issues highlighted by him during the meeting.