Strengthen fire fighting facilities: Nizam-ud-Din

Srinagar, Jan 4: Peoples Democratic Party senior leader and MLA Bandipora, Nizam-ud-Din Bhat today urged the government to strengthen the fire fighting facilities in Bandipora.
 Shocked over the loss of property in a devastating fire in the area on Monday in which five houses and 35 shops were gutted, Nizam-ud-Din expressed concern over the inadequate fire fighting services at the district headquarters and also urged immediate relief and rehabilitation of the victims.
 Expressing resentment over the government's ‘silence’ over the incident, he urged the authorities to show generosity towards the victims.
 He said “government should rehabilitate the victims as they did in Gurez and Srinagar.” He appealed to the Chief Minster, Omar Abdullah to take person interest in the rehabilitation of the victims at an earliest.

Democratic Party Nationalist has also expressed shock over the incident.
 In a statement, its spokesman, Farooq Ganderbali demanded adequate compensation for the victims and appealed to the Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah to announce a special relief package for them. “The government without any delay should send relief for the victims,” he demanded.
 Meanwhile, party general secretary, Advocate G N Wani, State Youth Vice-President, Mir Tagamul and Muzifar Reshi today visited Bandipora and expressed sympathies with the fire victims on behalf of Agriculture Minister and party president, Ghulam Hassan Mir.

Expressing shock and sorrow over the loss of property in the blaze, the Awami National Conference president, Begum Khalida Shah today called for immediate rehabilitation of the affected shopkeepers and families.
 Meanwhile, the Party central committee has finalized the programme for observing the death anniversary of ANC founder president and former chief minister, Ghulam Muhammad Shah.
 All the district and zonal presidents and other officers have been asked to assemble at party headquarters here on January 6, to participate in the Fateh Khawani of late leader at his graveyard, Chattabal, here.

Lastupdate on : Tue, 4 Jan 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 4 Jan 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 5 Jan 2011 00:00:00 IST

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