Srinagar, Oct 12: Union Minister of State for Finance, Pankaj Chaudhary on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a special focus on Kashmir due to which peace is visible on the ground.
The MoS stated this while chairing a meeting with business and industry stakeholders to discuss various issues related to them here at Banquet Hall.
As part of the Public Outreach Programme, Chaudhary said that it is due to PM Modi’s vision that ministers are meeting all the stakeholders by visiting their doorsteps.
He said that the PM’s endeavor is that all the people in the government must visit people and stakeholders alike so that the ground situation should be obtained.
The minister said peace in Kashmir is a prerequisite to every other activity and all other things will happen automatically.
“And for all this, we need your support, our officers in administration are also there as the Government of India is committed to establish peace in Kashmir and it is moving in the right direction in this regard,” he told heads of trade associations.
Earlier, several heads and representatives of business and industry from Kashmir put forth their issues and grievances before the minister who gave a patient hearing to them.
President Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), Ashiq Ahmad Sheikh; General Secretary Federation Chambers of Industries Kashmir, Owais Qadri Jami; Chairman Kashmir Economic Alliance, Showkat Chaudhary; PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Bilal Ahmad Kawoosa spoke in the length about different issues related to the businesses and industry in the Kashmir valley.