Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Darhal (Rajouri), April 25 (Only Kashmir) – Stating that Indo-Pak relations have direct bearing on the peace and development of Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Wednesday expressed the hope that the restoration of dialogue process between the two countries would be carried on to the logical end.
Addressing a huge public gathering here, the Chief Minister said that the peace was pre-requisite to economic prosperity and all round development. “You have witnessed the benefits of peaceful 2011 in the shape of economic activities with fast tracking of development across the State”, he added.
The Chief Minister said that while his government is facilitating political addressing of the political issues of Jammu and Kashmir with focused attention, it is wholeheartedly involved in the resolution of day-to-day problems of the people making justice and equitable development benchmark of governance.
“History is witness to the path breaking and innovative initiatives taken by the coalition government in the State on political and development fronts to restore peace and march ahead on road to prosperity”, he said listing the major achievements registered during the last three years in the State present dispensation with special reference to the comprehensive development in the sectors relating to the delivery of basic amenities to the people. He said the government has reached out to every area in the process of development with a committed approach to seek welfare of all areas and all sections of the society equitably.
Earlier Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah paid obeisance at the Holy Shrine of Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah popularly known as Shahdara Sharief, situated on a hillock amidst Pir Panchal range about 6.5 kilometres from Thana Mandi on Rajouri-Poonch road. He prayed for the peace and prosperity of the State and well being of the people.
Omar Abdullah laid foundation of Baitul Zaireen and other allied works at Shahdara Sharief.
The main component of the building complex is a double story structure to be completed at a cost of over Rs. 2.63 crores. There will be 20 rooms attached with bathrooms, two suits; two dormitories with 10-bed capacity, dinning-hall for 40 persons, one kitchen, one cater room and a store.(OK)


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