Announces seventy two hour sit-in against failure of the government to provide tunnel for Karnah and Gurez
Expresses shock over Kishtawar accident and condemns government for its failure to improve road network in hilly areas
Karnah, 01 July: Thanking people of Karnah valley for their massive support to AIP in the recently concluded parliamentary elections, AIP president Er. Rasheed has said that people of Karnah have chosen their fate with AIP in order to join a sincere and sustainable movement that can shape the dreams of masses in the entire state. Addressing around a dozen public meetings at Tangdar, Jarda, Dildar, Tetwal, Seemari and other places today Er. Rasheed said that people of Karnah have shown the way that how the vote can be used as an agent of change. Er. Rasheed said “Not only that people of Karnah have rejected those forces who always encourage and create ethnic and regional divide in the society but have shown the way how to rise to the occasion and follow voice of conscience”. Er. Rasheed cautioned government not to take people of far-flung areas like Karnah, Gurez and Uri for granted and said that lack of communication and connectivity has made the lives of residents of border and far-flung areas worse than hell. Er. Rasheed announced a seventy two hour long sit-in outside civil secretariat against the failure of the government to provide tunnel at Sadhna Top and Gurez. He said that he will have a peaceful sit-in starting from 8th July to draw attention of state and central governments against the burning issue of providing tunnel for Karnah and Gurez. Er. Rasheed urged administration including employee working in government departments in Karnah valley to always keep in their minds the sufferings of people of border areas as they have least access to the higher authorities and their genuine voices often go nheard. Er. Rasheed also expressed grief and shock over Kishtawar traffic accident and said that the tragedy has exposed the tall claims of government about providing connectivity to hilly and remote areas. He said that successive governments have done nothing to build road infra-structure in remote areas like Karnah, Uri, Chinab valley and Pir Panchal regions, as such frequent accidents take place resulting in loss of lives from Surankote to Kishtawar.