HBOA censures member for book release

Hails Govt for dockyard construction

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 14: The Houseboat Owners Association (HBOA) on Tuesday took strong exception to the release of a book on houseboats by one of its members during inauguration of dockyard at Abikarpora on banks of Dal lake on Monday.
 In a statement, a spokesman of the HBOA said: “The release of the book on houseboats by one of the members of the association during the function was taken as a great shock as it was against the decorum of the event, which was purely meant for the inauguration of dockyard.”
 “It is therefore for the information of all houseboat owners that no one other than the publicity wing of the HBOA is authorized to issue press notes on behalf of the HBOA,” the statement said.
 Meanwhile, the HBOA extended gratitude to the Minister for Tourism Ghulam Ahmad Mir and ex-director Tourism and Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Farooq Ahmad Shah, Director Tourism Talat Parvez for fulfilling the longstanding demand of dockyard. “This initiative will save the houseboat industry from extinction. There are large number of houseboats, which need repairs and their owners are happy that they can now repair their boats as a result of construction of the dockyard,” the statement added.  

Lastupdate on : Tue, 14 May 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 14 May 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 15 May 2013 00:00:00 IST




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