NC responsible for prevailing chaos, anarchy: Mufti

Excelsior Correspondent
Kangan, Sept 12: Patron of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said that prevailing chaos and anarchy in the State was result of the failure of National Conference led Government to bring transparency and accountability in the system. He observed that due to lack of transparency and accountability, the system of governance in the State has collapsed.
Addressing a workers’ meeting here, Mufti reminded that PDP led regime in the state had streamlined functioning of the Government by bringing total transparency and accountability in. “There was no pick and choose policy during PDP led regime”, he said and especially mentioned that various developmental projects were started in Kangan Assembly segment to mitigate miseries of the residents and to accelerate developmental activities in this area. “We treated all regions and sub-regions equally”, he maintained and added that work on Srinagar-Leh road was approved in the year 2005 and this prestigious project was brought under the Prime Minister Reconstruction Plan so that the project be completed as early as possible. He added that construction of tunnel at Zojila was also approved in the year 2005 as part of this important project.
Mufti, however, regretted that the present dispensation has failed to bring transparency and accountability in the Government and the regime has been adopting pick and choose policy in sanctioning funds for developmental activities. He especially mentioned that instead of treating all regions equally, the Government was discriminating different areas in allotting funds for developmental activities.
Reiterating resolve of his party to aggressively pursue the pro-peace agenda, Mr Sayeed said it was only during the regime of PDP that dignity and honour of the people of Jammu and Kashmir was restored. PDP had pioneered a peace and reconciliation process which was endorsed by the successive regimes at New Delhi.
“PDP has shown in the past that it can facilitate the resolution process with prudence, and it is ready to shoulder the responsibility of taking the process to its logical conclusion,” he asserted and exhorted the party workers to educate the people about pro-peace polices of the party.
Mr Sayeed hailed recent decisions taken in the meeting of Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan. He, however, argued that there was a need of taking some CBMs for facilitating cross LoC trade and travel. “We have to carry forward the process of peace in this region”, he asserted and said that peace process started during PDP regime was irreversible.
Speaking on the occasion, vice president of PDP and veteran leader Moulvi Iftikar Hussain Ansari said that PDP has earned credibility of the people through its convictions and commitments. He said that aim of this party was to uphold dignity and honour of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. “One of the biggest achievement of PDP is that people have accepted this party as alternative of National Conference”, he said, adding, “it is not the question whether we are in the government or not, it is our achievement that we have won hearts and minds of the people and people have faith and trust on us.” He said it was all due to the pro-people policies of the party that PDP has emerged as strong alternative in the State within a short span of time.
Senior PDP leader and former Minister for Finance Tariq Hamid Karra, while pointing towards rampant corruption in the state, regretted that present regime had crossed all limits as far as corruption, favouritism and nepotism was concerned.
Former Minister for PHE and Housing and Urban Development Qazi Mohammad Afzal, in his address, called upon the people to compare performance of PDP led regime with the decades long mis-governance of successive National Conference led regimes.

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