Surankote: Apni Party President AltafBukhari Thursday pitched for equal development of all the regions of Jammu and Kashmir without any prejudices so that development reaches every doorstep in the hilly districts.
A statement of the Apni Party issued here said that addressing workers’ meeting at Surankote in Poonch district, Bukhari said that Apni Party aims to improve the living standard of the people and reach out to every house for the equitable development of hilly districts in all regions of J&K without any discrimination.
“Apni Party believes in unity and equal development. Our motive is to give a good future to the people of J&K who have been deprived of their constitutional rights. If the basic amenities still missing in cities, and towns, what would be the condition of people in villages, and remote places. If we come to power, we will work for all-over development and there will be no discrimination with any section of the society or of any region,” he said.
Referring to the suffering of the PirPanjal region which remains cut off from Kashmir for six months due to the closing of Mughal Road, he said that their priority would be to make the important Mughal Road, which is the shortest link with PirPanjal by keeping it functional year-round.
“The Mughal road will remain functional for vehicular traffic for 12 months and we will work on it on a priority basis,” he said.
He said that the Mughal Road requires the construction of a tunnel and within the first three months after forming the government in J&K, Apni Party would start work in this regard.
Bukhari said that District Hospital Poonch and Sub District Hospitals in the PirPanjal region had become referral hospitals.
“These hospitals should be able to provide emergency treatment to the critical patients. When they refer the patients to Government Medical College Jammu or in Srinagar, it consumes important time, and lives are lost in this process due to negligence. We will fix responsibility and improve the health infrastructure in all the districts especially PirPanjal region which has become a victim of the poor facilities whether road, health or schools,” he said.
He also impressed upon the improvement in the education system in the government schools so that children of the region are able to compete at the national level.
Apni Party Senior Vice President Ghulam Hassan Mir also addressed the workers’ meeting.