Srinagar, Dec 9: National Conference, at a condolence meeting held yesterday at its headquarters here with provincial president Sheikh Nazir Ahmad, expressed profound grief and sorrow over the demise of Masooda Ji, sister of NC general secretary Sheikh Nazir Ahmad.
The meeting offered special prayers for the peace to departed soul and commiserated with the bereaved family, especially general secretary Sheikh Nazir Ahmad.
The condolence meeting was among others attended by among others attended by NC leaders: Abdul Rahim Rather, Chowdry Muhammad Ramzan, Muhammad Uri, Ali Muhammad Sagar, Mubarak Gul, Sakina Yatoo, Shamima Firdous, Muhammad Yaseen Shah, Muhammad Syed Akhon, Irfan Shah, Nasir Sogami, Ali Muhammad Dar, Ghulam Hassan Geelani, Sheikh Ghulam Rasool Saloora and Muhammad Amin Rather.
Masooda passed away on intervening night of December 7/8. A large number of people including NC senior leaders, municipal councilors and political, social and religious personalities participated in her Nimaz-e-Jinaza. Her mortal remains were laid to rest at her ancestral graveyard Ziarat Malik Sahab, Soura.
The Rasm-e-Chaharum of deceased is being observed on December 11, Tuesday, at 11 a.m. at her ancestral graveyard, Ziarati Malik Sahab, Soura.
Meanwhile, NC chief patron Dr Farooq Abdullah and president Omar Abdullah, in a statement faxed here yesterday, expressed deep sorrow over the demise and prayed for the peace to departed soul.
NC leaders and activists also held condolence meetings at Jammu and Ladakh. Condolences were also held at all district headquarters.
Jammu and Kashmir Jamiat-e-Hamdaniya chairman Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Moulana Hamdani has expressed deep sorrow over the demise and expressed sympathies with the bereaved family.
Meanwhile, NC senior leader Ali Muhammad Sagar paid glowing tributes to late Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah, describing him a great and sincere leader who had devoted his whole life to the service of people.
Sagar was speaking at a free medical camp organized by the department of health at Bachidarwaza, Makhdoom Sahab here. Hundreds of patients were treated and given free medicines at the camp.
Sagar said when Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah took the reins of state as chief minister, he first of all paid his attention towards the education and health of people. He established Soura medical institute for quality treatment of poor patients.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Youth National Conference (YNC) general secretary Irfan Ahmad Shah today visited dozens of localities in Srinagar city. He alleged that the people in Srinagar City were facing lot of hardships for want of LPG and kerosene.
Irfan demanded that sufficient quantity of LPG and Kerosene should be made available for the people.
Irfan Shah alleged that most of the boys and girls having attained above 18 years age have not been enlisted in the revised electoral rolls in Bemina area. He alleged that employees who had been tasked to make new entries and necessary corrections had not approached the families for the purpose in Bemina area especially Nund Reshi Colony-A.
Shah appealed to the district election officer, Srinagar, to look into the matter and do the needful.