Opposition members praise Altaf Bukhari for R&B works

Syed Rizwan Geelani
Jammu, Publish Date: Jan 23 2018 12:43AM | Updated Date: Jan 23 2018 12:43AM
Opposition members praise Altaf Bukhari for R&B works

Minister for education, Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari was praised by opposition MLAs for his contribution to roads and building (R&B) department.

The members were speaking during the discussion on grants for R&B department in the Legislative Assembly on Monday.

“I rate Altaf sahib as number one minister as he entertains all the MLAs equally (who meet him) in his office for development of constituencies,” senior Congress leader G M Saroori told the House where Bukhari was also present.

The other opposition legislators thumped desks in support of Saroori’s statement.

Chairman, Peoples Democratic Front (PDF) Hakim Muhammad Yasin said, “Altaf Bukhari did commendable job as R&B minister and was positive in taking forward the developmental works.

“We won’t forget contribution of Altaf sahib in R&B department and we expect same from the present minister who is holding charge of the department.  His (Altaf) contribution is historic,” Yasin said.

Saroori accused the present R&B minister Naeem Akhtar of being indifferent to the development of border areas. “You talk of constructing flyover and introducing smart city but people in my area don’t have plain roads to walk through.”

He said government macadamized hundreds of kilometres of roads in towns and cities but had a meagre target for border areas.

“After macadamizing few kilometers of border areas, you said your target was completed,” he said.

“Maybe I am being victimized because I refused to join PDP when I got an offer from the party.”

Later Hakim Yasin asked the R&B minister to focus on the previous projects on which construction work was going on for past two decades.

Meanwhile speaking during the discussion on grants for R&B department, the NC MLA Pahalgam also praised Altaf Bukhari for his contribution in R&B and education department during his tenure.

"We don’t hesitate to accept that Altaf sahab did a commendable job in R&B department and he is doing good in education sector as well. We must appreciate him for his work," Altaf Wani said.


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