Muharram arrangements finalized
Srinagar, Nov 13: Minister for Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution Qamar Ali Akhoon Tuesday directed the divisional administration Kashmir to put in all possible efforts in ensuring smooth and peaceful Muharram by providing essential commodities, power and drinking water supply, medicare, firewood and other basic necessities to the people in Shia dominated areas.
The Minister was addressing a divisional-level officers’ meeting here today which was attended by Additional Commissioner Kashmir Qadri Hafizullah, Director Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Mushtaq Ahmad Mir, Joint Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation Fayaz Ahmad, Senior Superintendent of Police Srinagar Ashiq Bukhari, Regional Transport Officer, Kashmir Anees Ahmad, Superintending Engineer Drainage (Srinagar Municipal Corporation), Er. Fida Hussain and representatives of various Shia Associations of the Valley.
The Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry, Science & Technology, Aga Syed Ruhallah was also present on the occasion.
Akhoon announced one kilogram of sugar as additional quota for Shia dominated areas of the Valley.
Ruhullah said that under the directions of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, all Deputy Commissioners have been provided required funds as per the past practice for making arrangements for smooth conduct of Muharram-ul-Harram. He asked officers to gear up their men and machinery to provide necessary infrastructure and other facilities to people particularly living in Shia dominated areas of the Valley.
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