Open Skardu route, End Kargil isolation: Mehbooba
During an interaction with the delegation of respected citizens of Kargil, she urged the govt of
Under the leadership of Sheikh Mohd Ishaq Waaizi, a religious scholar from Barsoo and Najjaf Ali, a retired police officer from Kaksar, a team had called on the PDP president in
Those who joined the PDP include Haji Ali Ghulam Hangis Chiktan, Nisar Ahmed Chiktan, Ali Mohammed Budgam, Gh Nabi Chokiyal Drass, Mohd Shabir Suru Khawas, Gh Hyder Panikhar and Mohd Hussain Kaksar.
Mehbooba said Kargil was one of those areas which had tremendous potential for growth but had remained backward as a result of the political apathy of those who had been elected on their vote. The only time the district voted for the party other than the NC in many decades was in 2002. It was then that the hill development council was created and empowered for carrying on the developmental tasks.
She said it was unfortunate that the present govt has reversed the process of empowerment of this backward district with the result the development process has come to a standstill.
She said construction of tunnel was pursued by the PDP as part of its connectivity plan for better inter-regional transport between the three regions of Ladakh, Kashmir and
Mehbooba said in order to let the full potential of the region to be exploited it was also necessary that Kargil-Skardu road is thrown open. She said the governments of
Kargil, Mehbooba recalled, had been a trading hub between South Asia, Central Asia and
“The biggest CBM of the cross-LoC initiated by
Referring to the neglect that the Kargil district had suffered at the hands of the present dispensation, the delegation pointed out that a small 24 ft bridge Goma – Kargil that had been washed away in 2010 was still awaiting reconstruction. This, they said, only reflected the general attitude of apathy the administration has adopted towards Kargil. They also pointed out that in 2010 floods most of the Hagnis had been washed away but none of the residents had received any relief till now nor had any rehabilitation effort been under taken.
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