Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Sunday had a one-on-one meeting with Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman who was here to attend the meeting of Executive Council of Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering & Winter Sports, Pahalgam.
During the meeting, Spokesman said Mehbooba brought several issues pertaining to Defence into her notice. She strongly pressed for speeding up the cases of revision and payment of rent in respect of the land owners of High Ground Islamabad whose land is being used by the army. She, spokesman said also sought intervention of the Defence Minister for the return of certain pockets of land in the state which are no longer required for operational purposes by the army.
Nirmala has assured Mehbooba to look into the issue of revision and payment of rent to the land owners of High Ground Islamabad.
Spokesman said Nirmala regretted the delay and inconvenience caused all these years to these land owners who have not been paid rent and said that it was only during her first meeting with the Chief Minister recently that her attention was drawn towards this by her.
Pertinently a deputation of land owners of High Ground Islamabad also met the Defence Minister on the occasion and apprised her of their problem.
The Defence Minister , spokesman said assured the deputation that she would try to fast track their case of rent payment and revision and ensure that they are released their due amount forthwith.