Mufti hails resumption of cross-LoC trade

‘PDP Ensured Peace From Kargil To Kathua’

Jammu, Feb 1: Hailing resumption of cross-LoC trade between India and Pakistan from Chakan-Da-Bagh area of Poonch, PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Friday said the political leadership of India and Pakistan have shown maturity by re-starting the cross LoC trade.
Addressing a meeting of the district committees of PDP Poonch and Rajouri, Mufti said PDP has pioneered a political and economic agenda to establish sustainable peace in the subcontinent and for the development of backward and neglected areas.
“Establishing lasting peace and to consolidate the reconciliation process is on the top of the agenda of PDP”, Mufti said, adding; “Our party, through its pro-peace policies, has consolidated reconciliation process and facilitated the efforts of establishing peace in this region.”
While reminding party workers about the historic rally of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee at Srinagar on April 18, 2003 where he (Vajpayee) had extended hand of friendship to Pakistan despite tension on border, Mufti said that historic event was the beginning of the era of peace in this region and “credit for this goes the PDP.”
“Beginning of cross-LoC trade, opening of Srinagar-Muzaffarabad and Poonch-Rawalakote roads are noticeable achievements of PDP”, he said and added that present UPA regime headed by Dr Manmohan Singh has also supported the pro-peace policies of PDP. He further mentioned that prevailing peace all along the borders from Kathua to Kargil was result of the reconciliatory policy pioneered and propagated by the PDP.
Speaking on the occasion, senior PDP leader Moulvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari expressed concern over failure of the present dispensation to carry forward the agenda of peace and development in the State. He said PDP’s agenda had given encouraging results during the tenure of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed but the present government headed by Omar Abdullah has miserably failed to carry forward his agenda of peace, prosperity and development.
Speaking on the occasion former Finance Minister Tariq Hameed Karra lambasted the National Conference led coalition regime for its failure to follow the progressive policies and programmes formulated by the previous government headed by Mufti Muhammad Sayeed for the equitable development of the State.
He reminded that previous government headed by Mufti Muhammad Sayeed had formulated a comprehensive programme for the socio-economic development of backward districts of Poonch and Rajouri. “As the education is the vital component for the socio-economic upliftment of the people, PDP led regime had given more thrust on creating educational infrastructure in areas like Poonch Rajouri which remained backward due to the wrong policies of the successive NC governments”, he said and pointed out opening of Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University at Rajouri was one of the biggest achievements during the regime of Mufti Muhammad Sayeed. He said Baba Ghulam Shah Badhshah University has emerged as centre of learning in this region and credit for this development goes to the visionary policies of Mufti Muhammad Sayeed.
 “Besides opening a large number of higher secondary schools, new degree colleges were also opened at Thanamandi, Budhal, Mendhar, Surankote, Kalakote and Nowshehra to fulfill long pending demand of the people”, he said.
Another senior leader Muhammad Dillawar Mir while reminding the party leaders about the steps taken during the regime of Mufti Muhammad Sayeed for socio-economic growth of the people of Poonch and Rajouri districts, said that work on Mughal road, which had been stopped for the last two decades, was restarted only during PDP regime. He mentioned that as Chief Minister of the State Mufti Muhammad Sayeed had arranged special funds for the completion of the Mughal road.
PDP leaders Sardar Rangil Singh, Trilok Singh Bajwa, Thakur Balbir Singh, Abdul Rehman Veeri, Yashpal Sharma, Ved Mahajan, Rafiq Hussain Khan, Choudhary Zulfikar, Murtaza Khan, Falail Singh, Hamid Manhas, Shah Muhammad Tantray, Abdul Qayoom Dar, advocate Qamar Choudhary and others also addressed the rally.

Lastupdate on : Fri, 1 Feb 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 1 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 2 Feb 2013 00:00:00 IST

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