Srinagar, May 18 (Scoop News) –Expressing the determination of her party to build on the initiatives taken previously by PDP, its president Mehbooba Mufti Mehbooba said the Trans LoC trade and travel will be taken to the next level so that a true and real Free Economic Zone (FEZ) is established. Addressing a workers convention of Anantnag Constituency at Dak Banglow Khanabal today she said this would help generate thousands of jobs in industrial , tourism and trading sectors and J&K could become the hub of a new economic activity which would also lead to resolution of political problems facing the state.
She said it was unfortunate that the steps taken in 2005 for introducing the bus service and trade across LoC had not been followed up properly with the result that perishable items like apples worth crores are reportedly rotting at Salamabad Uri. Had the early momentum been maintained in the process, by now people on either side of LoC should have been able to travel in their personal cars and trading would have become a major source of economic regeneration.
Referring to the development issues Mehbooba said PDP would carry forward its agenda of equitable and balanced growth irrespective of political affiliation of any region, area or constituency.