BARAMULLA, Sept 24: Chairperson of Jammu & Kashmir Waqf Board Dr Darakhshan Andrabi today said that Waqf Board has been receiving massive public support from the general public in its campaign to bring reforms and transparency in the systems besides plugging misuse of public donations.
Andrabi stated this during her visit to two Sufi shrines in North Kashmir today. She paid obeisance at the Sufi shrine of Syed Murad Bukhari at Kreeri and shrine of Peer Janbaz Wali at Baramulla.
She was accompanied by former minister Syed Basharat Bukhari and the Executive Magistrate of Waqf Board Ishtiaq Mohiuddin.
Dr Andrabi interacted with Waqf Board staff and the prominent citizens at both the shrines and assured them of upgrading and developing the facilities at these shrines. She also took stock of the facilities at these shrines.
The Waqf chairperson also held a meeting with the Imams of the district at a special convention held at Baramulla in which they praised Dr Andrabi for her reformative decisions aimed at making the organization transparent and credible.
Speaking on the occasion Dr Darakhshan said that the majority population of J&K has welcomed the bold decisions of Waqf Board but a few beneficiaries of the illegal or corrupt practices are opposing the decisions.
“New Waqf Board has vowed to make this organization a productive unit, a transparent and public welfare entity so that the donations of the people managed by the Board are utilized for bigger public good.
Dr Andrabi lauded the role of the religious preachers, scholars and intellectuals for their guidance and support in making Waqf a public-accountable organization.
“We are taking big decisions to transform Waqf in J&K. The investigations of irregularities of the past are being initiated and soon we will come out with the reports on corruption and mismanagement in the past,” Dr Andrabi said.
She declared that no corruption and irregularity of any kind will be tolerated by the Waqf Administration.