Government has lost credibility: PDP
‘Chaos of 2010 summer still persists’
Jammu, Sep 1: The chaos and uncertainty that prevailed during the 2010 summer unrest in Jammu and Kashmir still persists, PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Saturday said and alleged that the credibility of the state government has reached at its lowest ebb.
"Credibility of the government headed by National Conference has reached at its lowest ebb as this regime has lost faith of the people," Sayeed said.
"The situation which was prevailing in the state in 2008 and 2010, still persist because the government has failed to bring transparency and accountability in the system," he said.
He was addressing a public meeting in Poonch district, organised to celebrate the foundation day of the party.
"Prevailing chaos and uncertainty in the state are result of the failure of the present regime to connect itself with the common masses.
"From the day one when this government was formed, there is instability and uncertainty in the state," he said.
The chaos in the state is a result of the failure of the system, Sayeed said, while pointing towards the remarks of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), which had pointed out during the summer unrest in 2010 that "trust deficit and governance deficit" were the main reasons of alienation of people.
The CCS had refrained from coming out openly against the state administration, and had said that: "The dialogue can address issues such as the trust deficit and the governance deficit."
"Although the corruption has been sneaked into the government from top to bottom, the anti-graft institutions like State Accountability Commission (SAC) were deliberately made non-functional by the government," he alleged.
To grab the power, NC and Congress have entered into an alliance without forming Common Minimum Programme (CMP) and evolving consensus on vital issues, he claimed.
He said that both the coalition partners were speaking in different tones on many important issues.
Emphasising on the need for solving the Kashmir issue for the lasting peace in the region, he said that dialogue was the only way to solve all problems peacefully.
"Political parties of the country have to realise that solution of Kashmir problem is must for the lasting peace in this region," he said.
He regretted that announcements regarding communication facilities to the traders engaged in cross LoC trade and steps to boost trade still were on papers.
Besides initiating steps to boost cross LoC trade, facility of visiting both sides of LoC should not be confined only to divided families, he said.
"There should be free movement of people from both sides of Kashmir," he demanded.
Terming opening of points on LoC as most significant CBM since 1947, Sayeed said that opening of Uri-Muzafferabad and Poonch-Rawlakote roads has liberated people of Jammu and Kashmir from the siege which they had been facing after partition of the country.
Speaking on the occasion, former Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar Hussain Beigh said that that PDP had scripted a new chapter of peace and development in the State. He said that July 28, 1999 was landmark in the political history of Jammu and Kashmir because PDP was formed on that day and this party has revived people’s faith in the democratic institutions. “Politics of our party is not only to attain power. Aim of our party is to restore lasting peace in this region and to establish a system where every section of the society would get justice and equal opportunities for development and economic growth”, he said and pointed out that during its short span of three years PDP led regime had carved out a path of peace and development in the state.
“We can topple this government within no time”, he said and added disclosed that after 2010 summer unrest PDP had opportunity to get the power back. “We don’t want to attain power by such tactics. We will get power with the support of the people of Jammu and Kashmir”, he said.
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