Stressing on the youth to strive for change within the system, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senior leader and former MLA Peerzada Mansoor Hussain Sunday said the present government is expected to involve youth as the harbinger of change that can usher in a new era of peace, prosperity and development in Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing a party convention at Achabal, Mansoor said the youth have become partners in the movement launched by PDP for establishing a new system of justice and equality in the state. He said the PDP has become the first choice of the state’s young population given its staunch pro-youth agenda.
Mansoor urged Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed to factor-in the wishes and aspirations of the state’s youth in the governance and take holistic view to address the issue of unemployment especially among the educated youth.
He said the present dispensation should address the mounting unemployment problem by starting engaging the unemployed educated youth on contractual basis. “Since the recruitment done by boards is cumbersome and time consuming process, the government must take immediate measures to address the unemployment and contractual appointments can be one step in that direction,” Mansoor observed.
He said the present dispensation led by Mufti Mohammad Sayeed should act on a strategy evolved by the PDP to support the young people in developing their potential, to improve their living conditions and give them greater responsibilities in political decision-making processes.
“PDP believes that the youth of J&K have the right to seek meaningful employment, participation in decision-making that affects their lives, and protection from socio-economic and political exploitation,” Mansoor remarked.
He also appealed chief minister to fulfill his election time promise by making Chatapal-Chatrugal Shangus a world class tourist destination.