MLA Langate Engineer Rashid while concluding his two day tour of Pir Panjal region comprising of Districts of Rajouri and Poonch has expressed great displeasure over the lack of efficient governance and development in the entire Pir Panjal region.
“While travelling to Poonch- Chakandbagh cross LoC trade point, it seems evident that cross LoC trade is just a cosmetic measure failing to meet the desired expectations. The real solution lies into healing the wounds of people of this region and entire Jammu & Kashmir by addressing the political aspirations of masses and mitigating the immeasurable pain and sufferings caused to masses after partition. “
According to statement, Rashid further said that “what one can without doubt say that remote areas of Pir Panjal region have been neglected and have seen very less governance. The region has lagged immensely on developmental front .”
Rashid also stressed on need of opening the traditional route links so as to ease the discomforts of masses. “ Uri –Poonch and Poonch- Tangmarg traditional route links should be opened and issues of making these roads viable should be also taken up with Pakistan as they fall in the border paradigm. On account of closed traditional route links masses of Jammu & Kashmir have suffered a great deal.”