No threat to lives of Sarpanchs, Panchs: Soz

Excelsior Correspondent
BARAMULLA, Nov 6: Pradesh Congress Committee chief and former Union Minister Prof Saif-ud-Din Soz today said that Sarpanchs and Panchs have no threat to their lives as the people of Kashmir have rejected the cult of violence.
Addressing a public gathering at Singhpora in Baramulla today, the PCC chief said, “the people of Kashmir have rejected the cult of violence and therefore, the Sarpanchs and Panchs who have got elected through free and fair elections have no threat to their lives”.
Prof Soz cautioned the people to remain vigilant against the designs of the anti-social and disruptive forces. He said there is no need to become panicky over the situation. Prof Soz also assured the people of the area to take up their demands regarding construction of roads, providing adequate drinking water and electricity facilities.
Earlier, accompanied by Health Minister Sham Lal, the PCC president inaugurated new building of Primary Health Centre at Delina constructed with the cost of Rs. 1.80 crore. Senior party leaders Ghulam Nabi Monga, Aftab Ahmed Beig and Jasbir Kour also accompanied.
Speaking on the occasion Health Minister congratulated the people of the area and said that this PHC will be equipped with what ever is needed there. He announced that X-Ray facility would be provided here at the earliest. He said Congress party believes in the work culture and not in slogans. On this occasion, Prof Soz announced Rs 5 lakh out of his MP LAD Fund for fencing of two parks.
Meanwhile, both the dignitaries later inspected construction work on Health Centre complex at Singhpora, Rs 70 lakh have already been spent on the project and release of Rs 45 lakh to be expended for the Health Centre was announced by the Minister for Health on the occasion.
Prof Soz announced Rs 2.50 lakh each out of his MPLAD for development of Shamshan Ghat for Sikhs and graveyard for Muslim community of the area.
Sham announced digging up of 400 tubewells across the State for extending irrigation facilities to various orchards and for boosting horticulture sector.
Prof. Soz and Sham Lal later inspected new complex of District Hospital Baramulla, coming up at a cost of Rs 60 crore.


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