Peace not possible without all stakeholders on board: Akhtar

Peoples Democratic Party leader and JK Education Minister Naeem Akhtar today said that unless all the stakeholders are taken on board, peace and development was not possible in the state.

Peoples Democratic Party leader and JK Education Minister Naeem Akhtar today said that unless all the stakeholders are taken on board, peace and development was not possible in the state.

"You see no process (of dialogue) starts or ends with the push of any button. It is a continuous discourse, Mufti (Mohammad Sayeed) Sahab had said it and he has been saying it that unless we take all the stakeholders on board till then neither peace is possible nor development", Akhtar told reporters here today.

On the questions raised by the opposition over the Rs 80,000 crore package sanctioned by the Prime Minister, Akhtar said that the money would help boost the economy of the state.

"It is the job of the opposition to object to everything. The flood victims have got relief and compensation and now we will not remain in the relief and compensation mode. We will bring the state on the path of development and progress. This Rs 80,000 crore which is in addition to our normal budget is being spent in the state which will give a major boost to the state economy," he said.

The package would help generate jobs and would also help create infrastructure in the state, he added.

"How many jobs will be created, how much of infrastructure will be created. We should see it in a broader perspective," Akhtar said. 

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