Srinagar: National Conference General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar on Tuesday stated that the party cadre has rendered immense sacrifices for safeguarding the interests of JK people and that the party will continue to do that in an unswerving manner.
Addressing scores of delegations from north, central and south Kashmir that had called on him here at party headquarters at Nawa-e-Subha, Srinagar, Sagar said people in J&K are unhappy and that the festering economic and political instability in the region since 2019 has hit us badly.
The visiting delegations, while apprising the general secretary about the issues they are facing, maintained that development has taken a back seat and the administration has miserably failed to address their genuine grievances in the shape of unemployment, development deficit, administrative inertia and skyrocketing price rise of all the essential commodities.
Among others senior party leaders Muhammad Ashraf Ganaie, Peer Afaq Ahmed, Sajjad Shaheen, Showkat Ahmed Mir, and Syed Tauqeer Ahmed were also present. The functionaries also brought various issues concerning people to the notice of the General Secretary, who assured them that the party leadership will take the issues to all appropriate forums for their speedy redressal.
Interacting with the delegations, Sagar said that the party has the backing of the people on account of its unparalleled commitment towards welfare measures and inclusive pluralism. “We are a party of reform and competence. Our role in the socio-political and economic emancipation of JK remains unchallenged. The transformation brought about by NC in JK in the field of health care, education, road connectivity, and public services have no parallels elsewhere in the world. “We have remained pragmatic, practical and consistent on our views all through. It was our groundbreaking welfare schemes that have changed the face of J&K from despondency to dynamism, from poverty to opulence and from autocracy to democracy,” he said.
Meanwhile Sagar also impressed upon the administration to come to the rescue of people in Begh Pati, Surfraw, Sumbal Bala, Gund, Dard Wuddar, and Yachama villages of District Ganderbal, where a cloud burst and subsequent mudslides and flash floods played havoc with livestock, private and public properties. He impressed upon the concerned divisional and district administration to ensure early restoration of road connectivity and other public services in the affected areas. He also sought compensation for the affected families whose households, livestock and belongings were destroyed in the weather fury.