Manjit seeks release of pending financial package for DPs

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Oct 28: Apni Party Provincial president Jammu and former minister, Manjit Singh has demanded release of pending Rs 25 lakhs financial package for the Displaced Persons (PDs) from PoJK and West Pakistan.
He was addressing a public meeting organised by the additional general secretary (Organisation), Arun Kumar Chibber in which a prominent social activist, Sunil Phool joined Apni Party from Ward Number 24 of Jammu City.
Welcoming the new entrants into the party fold, he hoped that the party would strengthen and appealed to the leaders and workers of the party to spread the message of Party president Altaf Bukhari about equality and development with all the regions without disparity.
He said that the Displaced Persons had to be given Rs 25 lakhs per family following approval of a previous Central Govt but that financial package was not given till date. “Rs 5.5 lakhs was given to the DPs and the rest of the pending amount was not cleared even after repeated appeals to the Govt of India,” he added.
“It is disheartening to know that the DPs were left homeless by the Govt that they have yet to decide on the release of the pending financial package. The people are expecting that the Govt would take it’s for the welfare of the DPs but it is not happening and the matter is delayed without any reason,” Singh said.
Manjit Singh said that the developmental activities in Jammu Municipal limits lagging behind and the hopes given to the Jammuites are far from being achieved. “There is not development. No basic amenities and people are left to suffering amid stinking lanes and drains with no proper facilities from the corporation. The facilities are provided in selective wards and the rest of the wards are ignored,” he added.
Prominent among those who attended the programme include Bodh Raj Bhagat, Ajaz Kazmi, Madan Lal Chalotra, Vipul Bali, Vikram Rathore, Raj Sharma, Vaibhav Mattoo, Vishal Jotshi, Suhail Khajuria, Anirudh Vashist, Sandeep Vaid and others.