Youth National Conference Provincial President Ajaz Jan on Monday expressed surprise over rhetoric of the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti with regard to problems confronted to the border people, saying that the reality is that the PDP-BJP coalition has almost abandoned forward areas in respect of governance and development.
“Border people have been left to fend for themselves, especially at a time when the borders are quite hostile and fear of shelling keeps looming large on residents”, Mr Jan said while interacting with deputations from various areas, which brought to his notice several problems faced to them on account of utility services, essentials and minimum basic necessities.
Mr Jan said that the coalition government has abdicated its responsibilities as a result of which the border areas continue remain at the receiving end. While power and drinking water facilities show no signs of improvement, the availability of ration at the CAPD outlets is scarce. The government has stopped disbursement of sugar to the rationees and there is no check over the supply of foodgrains, which are not of standard quality, he said, adding that height is that these too are not reaching the consumers timely.
The Provincial Youth National Conference President said that for the past two years, people are running from pillar to post for compensation for the damages caused to their property, livestock due to border shelling. He sought immediate disbursement of the compensation and urged the administration to adopt pro-active approach for constructing shelter sheds and bunkers for civilians.
Referring to the infrastructural damages caused due to snow and rains, Mr Jan regretted over the failure of the government in taking up restoration works. Due to failure of the government, the mobility has been impacted in a big way, especially on interior roads.