Srinagar, Dec 24: J&K Bank Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmed Monday inaugurated the new premises of bank’s business unit at Dabb Ganderbal. The Chairman inaugurated the new premises in presence of bank’s Executive President Abdul Rashid Sheigan, Zonal Head Kashmir Central (II) Rayees Maqbool, Vice President Roshan Khayal, Cluster Heads Farhat Abbas and Shabir Ahmed, Heads of the adjoining business units and other officers of the bank.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chairman said, “Our relationship with people goes beyond banking. For, we not only want our business to grow but want our people to prosper as well.”
“Village Dab is not rich in literary terms only but has a rich legacy in Kashmir handicrafts also. But there is a need to transform the socio-economic scenario of this area through effective financial intermediation besides promoting the craft through our CSR program. Since majority of the population is engaged in handicrafts in this area we are starting a pilot project for the promotion of handicrafts under CSR here very soon by dedicating a community-centric facility for the people engaged with Kashmir arts,” he said.
“What we are doing here is actually walking the talk of providing the best banking facilities to the people of state. For, while deepening our footprints within the state, we are consistently renewing our interface with customers and people at large by taking care of their convenience and comfort both in terms of available infra-structure, products and services right near their doorsteps”, he said, adding further, “I am happy to see this newly built premises quite spacious, customer-friendly in design especially for our senior citizens and equipped with state-of-the-art banking facilities. It is my vision to make every delivery point of the bank as comfortable and welcoming as one can get for the customers and people at large.”
Urging the Zonal Head and other staff present on the occasion to walk an extra mile in delivering the best possible services to the people in the zone he said, “Best customer service has to be our hallmark being the premiere financial institution of the state. Therefore, I am sure our commitment will be matched by the best customer services from our dedicated work force to make each of our business units a welcome choice for inhabitants in the catchment area”, he added.
Speaking on the occasion, Executive President Abdul Rashid Sheigan said that the bank has always been concerned about the community welfare and is on its mission to bring world class banking facilities to the people irrespective of their geography and social status.
Speaking on the occasion, President Auqaf Imamia Syed Nazir Rizvi expressed gratitude to the Bank for the new premises, which he said, would go a long way in mitigating the hardships in terms of banking facilities and financial services faced by the people of the area.
“The new premises is very appealing in its ambiance and has enough space to serve the customers belonging to cross sections of society. We are feeling very comfortable here”, he said.
Earlier, in his welcome address, Zonal Head Rayees Maqbool welcomed the Chairman and briefed him about the business in the zone and the potential segments within the catchment areas.
Cluster Head Farhat Abbas concluded the event by presenting the vote of thanks.
People have lost faith in PDP: NC
Bejbehara, April 18: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Thursday said that people of Kashmir have lost faith in PDP saying that the people would never forgive Mufti’s for betraying and berating their verdict in 2014 by forging alliance with BJP-RSS.
Addressing an election campaign rally at Bijbehara, party’s senior leader Muhammad Akbar Lone said that there is no sympathy for Mehbooba Mufti on ground and that the people of Bijbehara will not forgive her for unleashing torments on the people particularly the people of Bijbehara, who had reposed faith in her during 2014 elections.
“Today she is again coming forth with the same set of promises she made while canvassing for assembly elections in 2014. However what followed is an open secret, it cannot be articulated in words, there aren’t any alphabets that can reveal the massive pain the people of Kashmir particularly the people of south Kashmir are going through,” he said.
“When enjoying the benefits of power, she had bolted her mouth. People who had voted for her were dejected by her changed outlook. People still remember how sordidly she mocked the death and misery of hundreds of families who had to shoulder the coffins of their beloved, with her ‘milk and toffee’ remarks. People remember how appallingly she had asserted that the guns of security forces aren’t for display but action. She shamelessly stuck to her chair when the youth who had voted for her were being fired upon. She didn’t have the gumption to bid good bye to BJP when scores of our youth, and elderly were being blinded and maimed. On the contrary she barefacedly presided over the relentless miseries of people. How can people forget her treachery and political duplicity? People across the state particularly in Kashmir are bidding goodbye to the PDP’s brand of politics, which is based on duplicity, crude lies and political Shenanigans. Mehbooba is herself admitting the fact that people of the state, in particular her workers are disgruntled with her.PDP is a spent force, it never was any; the edifice of PDP has stumbled down under the weight of its own deceit and falsehood,” he said.
Party’s South Zone President Dr. Bashir Ahmad Veeri, while addressing the public meet, said, “Today we see Mehbooba Ji taking pledges for the protection of state’s special status. How can she assume that she can fool people all the time? If she thinks on these lines then she is surely living in a fool’s paradise, people who come to spend time at the Dara Shikoh Park don’t veer around her late father’s tomb, the reason we all know is the doomed embrace of Mufti’s with BJP-RSS. When Mehbooba Ji was told to bow down by BJP, she crawled before them. There is nothing which suggests that she won’t join hands with the BJP in the future also.
He further added, “PDP is still in a tacit alliance with BJP; the way PDP supported BJP’s candidate for the post of deputy chairman of Lokh Sabha reveals it all. Nonetheless, how can she protect the sanctity of our flag now when she couldn’t stand for the interests of Kashmir when in government with BJP? On the contrary, it was she who allowed the implementation of SARFAESI, and NFSA in J&K. what was left of our autonomy; Mufti’s took it upon them to obliterate it. How can she protect it now?”
The leaders who addressed the public meet sought huge winning margin for party’s Anantnag parliamentary constituency candidate Retired Justice Hasnain Masoodi. The leaders said that Masoodi has been known for his pronounced judgments on the special status of J&K. They said that he is the best person to voice for state’s interests both inside and outside parliament.
Among others retired Justice Hasnain Masooodi, Peer Muhammad Hussnain also addressed the public meet and impressed upon the people to rally round the flag of National Conference.
Vote for strong candidate: Altaf Bukhari to electorate
Srinagar, April 18: Former finance minister Altaf Bukhari Thursday said it was time to rise above the party system and vote for a strong candidate who can talk about Kashmir issue in the parliament of India.
Hinting that he has voted for National Conference candidate Farooq Abdullah, Bukhari said Farooq Abdullah is a strong candidate among all the people who were in election fray for the Srinagar parliamentary seat.
Bukhari while talking to reporters after casting his vote, said the attacks on the special identity of Jammu and Kashmir need to be defended and only a person like Farooq Abdullah can do that in the parliament.
“I feel we need to send a strong leader to the parliament. We need to send those leaders to the parliament who can make a strong stand for Kashmir cause,” Bukhari said.
Admitting that the previous government in which he was a strong minister holding the portfolio of education and later on finance, failed to respect the aspirations of the people, Bukhari said youth who are on the streets pelting stones, it is always a responsibility of the government to make atmosphere conducive and restore normalcy which the previous government completely failed.
Whatever Sher-e-Kashmir had achieved, we are losing it in small issues: Khalida Shah
Srinagar, April 18: Jammu and Kashmir Awami National Conference (ANC) President Begum Khalida Shah on Thursday said whatever Sher-e-Kashmir had achieved, we are losing it in small scuffles and issues.
Talking to reporters after carting her vote, Khalida Shah appealed people across Jammu and Kashmir to keep differences at bay and be united to fight their rights.
She added that State was ruined politically, saying it will be unfortunate in case people will not accept the reality on ground.
Khalida Shah further stated that people want their rights nothing else but “we should get united so that someone can help use in rescuing from the prevailing situation.”
She said that “there was a need to strengthen ourselves on ground. It is better to work for it. We have not achieved anything but whatever Sher-e-Kashmir had achieved, we were even losing that in small scuffles and issues.”