SRINAGAR: National Conference (NC) has designated Qamar Ali Akhoon, a senior leader hailing from Kargil, Ladakh, and a former Cabinet Minister, as the parties Additional General Secretary.
This marks a significant milestone as it’s the first instance where a leader from Ladakh has been entrusted with such a prominent role within the party.
Qamar Ali Akhoon boasts a longstanding association with the National Conference, spanning several decades. He has previously represented the Kargil constituency and served as a Cabinet Minister during the tenure of the Omar Abdullah-led government in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. Notably, Akhoon also held the role of Advisor to the then Chief Minister, Dr Farooq Abdullah, underscoring his influential presence in the political landscape.
Further underscoring his significant contributions, Akhoon was the inaugural Chief Executive Councillor for the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) in Kargil back in 2002.
The news of Qamar Ali Akhoon’s appointment as Additional General Secretary has been met with widespread approval and enthusiasm from the National Conference leaders in Kargil. They have extended their heartfelt appreciation to the party’s high command, including NC president Dr Farooq Abdullah, and Omar Abdullah, the vice president, for this significant decision, which marks a new era of representation and leadership within the party.