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Peace imperative for dev: Farooq

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Srinagar, Feb 06: Jammu and Kashmir National conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday asserted that socio–economic emancipation of the people forms the core of the party agenda saying that the party will carry forward the legacy of service once in power.

Addressing a meet of party functionaries and north Kashmir constituency in-charges at his Gupkar residence in Srinagar, Dr Farooq said, “Peace is not out of equation when it comes to development. Peace is very imperative for development.”

 

The meet was attended by party’s Vice President Omar Abdullah, General Secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar, Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, Treasurer Shammi Oberoi. Among others Choudhary Muhammad Ramzan, Muhammad Akbar lone, Mir Saifullah, Qaisar Jamsheed Lone, Javaid Ahmad Dar, Basharat Bukhari, Dr Sajad Uri, Mir Ghulam Rasool Naz, Reyaz Bedar, Ghulam Hassan Rahi, Showkat Ahmad Mir, Mushtaq Guroo were also present in the meet.

Exuding confidence into the workers, party president said, “Peace is the necessary prerequisite for any sort of development to take place, and National Conference once in power will work towards establishing an atmosphere of peace, reconciliation and sustainable development with the active participation of people,” adding, “Our party believes in inclusive growth and that no development can be achieved if any segment or section of the society is left out.”

Dr. Farooq said that the forthcoming government with Omar Abdullah in the vanguard of it will usher in an era of peace and prosperity besides putting up a strong front for the protection of the special constitutional position of the state.

Meanwhile Dr Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah, Ali Mohammad Sagar, Nasir Aslam Wani and other party functionaries have expressed grief over the demise of the father of Editor in chief of Kashmir news service Muhammad Aslam Bhat. The leaders prayed for peace to the soul of departed and strength to the grief stricken family to bear the loss.