‘People facing unprecedented economic distress’

Mufti, Mehbooba Greet People On Eid-Ul-Adha

Srinagar, Oct 25: Wishing people of J&K a happy and prosperous Eid-ul-Adha, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed and the party president Mehbooba Mufti Thursday prayed for better days ahead for the state.
In a statement here, the two leaders said it was unfortunate that “such a great day coincided with unprecedented economic distress, skyrocketing prices and the non-availability of essential commodities like cooking gas, electricity and K-oil.”
They said while it was an occasion to recall the great sacrifice offered by Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) and Hazrat Ismail (AS), the people of the state who had been traditionally celebrating this day with festivity and fervor are “finding themselves in the midst of unprecedented problems of survival.”
The PDP leaders said in absence of a political direction the administration was finding it impossible to respond to “mounting miseries of the people in which it had become difficult for people to light their homes or run their kitchens.”
“The electricity is becoming costlier as much as unavailable and cooking gas crisis has hit every aspect of life,” they said.
They said people are finding themselves at the end of their patience. “But we hope that the community responds with traditional empathy for the poor and under-privileged that has been a hallmark of our society through ages.”
They also appealed the traders, merchants and the entire business community to offer discounts on essentials to help people tide over the crisis that they are facing.

Lastupdate on : Thu, 25 Oct 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 25 Oct 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 26 Oct 2012 00:00:00 IST

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