Chairperson, members of J&K Waqf Board call on LG

LG with Chairperson and members of J&K Waqf Board.
LG with Chairperson and members of J&K Waqf Board.

Excelsior Correspondent
Jammu, Mar 16: Newly appointed Chairperson of J&K Waqf Board Dr Darakhshan Andrabi today called on the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhavan.
Dr Andrabi was accompanied by the new Waqf members- Dr Ghulam Nabi Haleem, Syed Mohammad Hussain, Sohail Kazmi, and Nawab Din.
The Lt Governor congratulated Dr Andrabi for her new assignment. He extended his good wishes to the new Board members for their five year term of managing the Waqf in Jammu Kashmir.
While interacting with the delegation of J&K Waqf Board, the Lt Governor observed that J&K is witnessing rapid development and growth under unprecedented reforms and a new vision.
He impressed upon them to work with dedication & right earnest, and contribute in taking the UT to new heights of socio-economic development.
Meanwhile, first meeting of newly nominated J&K Waqf body was held here today.
All the members appointed by Ministry of Minority Affairs, GoI along with Chief Executive Officer and Administrator J&K Waqf Board participated in the meeting with the newly appointed members of J&K Waqf Board-Dr. Darakhshan Andrabi, Dr. Ghulam Nabi Haleem, Suhail Kazmi, Syed Mohammad Hussain and Nawab Din.
The members unanimously nominated Dr. Darakhshan Andrabi as chairperson of the Board which has been constituted for a five year term under the Central Waqf Act of 1995.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Andrabi said that the task is very challenging as a new, honest, accountable work-culture with the spirit of service needs to be inculcated in J&K Waqf which has been turned into a dejection over the past more than seven decades by the ruling families.
“Huge assets, properties and important shrines are haphazardly managed leaving no scope for turning them into profitable places so that development and infrastructural expansion is undertaken,” she maintained adding: “It is a challenging task which is also the priority of new Waqf body.”
Dr. Andrabi assured that the new body will try to revolutionize the management of Waqf in J&K.