Bukhari expresses concern over surge in Covid cases in J&K

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Apr 22: Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party president, Altaf Bukhari has expressed serious concern over the the surge in Covid cases in the Union Territory of J&K.
A meeting of the District presidents of Kashmir Province at of the party was held its office in Lal Chowk Srinagar to assess the progress on Party’s membership drive that was launched recently.
The meeting was chaired by Party president Altaf Bukhari and attended by district presidents besides the Party’s senior leadership. All the participants maintained COVID-19 SOPs and followed social distancing norms during the meeting.
Addressing the meeting, Bukhari said that looking at the progress report of the membership drive launched by the Party; it seems that the target will be achieved within the stipulated period of time.  He said that it is the duty of every Party worker including the leadership to connect as many people with the party as they can.
“It is just the beginning. People are joining Apni Party because they are truly impressed with its pragmatic political approach and delivery on its commitments,” Bukhari observed.
He emphasized on the party office bearers and workers to disseminate the Party’s socio-economic and political agenda on the ground. Bukhari said that the membership drives should focus on mobilization of men and women at micro level to strengthen and expand progressive space across Jammu and Kashmir.
“We need to encourage men and women from all walks of life to get connected with the agenda of our Party. It is our primary responsibility to carry forward our program to the grass root level with an aim to strengthen the Party and counter the Government on different issues confronting the people across J&K,” he observed.
Apni Party chief expressed serious concern over the sudden spike in the number of COVID-19 positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir and stressed on the administration to ensure that SOPs and WHO guidelines are followed on the ground in letter and spirit.
He also underlined the need for making COVID vaccine shots available as per the population and urged the Central Government to ensure that an ample supply of the vaccines is delivered to the UT of J&K along with emergency drugs like Remdesivir.
Senior leaders Ghulam Hassan Mir, Dilawar Mir, Zaffar Iqbal Manhas and Rafi Ahmad Mir were also present on the occasion.