Kupwara, Dec 24: Minister for Rural Development Panchayati Raj Law and Law & Justice Abdul Haq Khan today said the government is working simultaneously on development and political fronts to address the problems of Jammu and Kashmir.
Speaking during a public interaction at Kupwara, the Minister said that peace is imperative for development and the state and the central government are working in tandem to resolve all pending issues and bring sustainable peace and prosperity to the state.
Abdul Haq said the present dispensation headed by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, has been taking all steps needed to carry forward the philosophy of healing touch as introduced by late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed to ensure peace, prosperity and sustainable development in the state with dignity of the common masses intact.
He said the revival of the internal dialogue mechanism and the subsequent announcement of amnesty to the first time offenders involved in street protests reflects the government’s commitment to move on the path of reconciliation, peace and resolution. “It is a part of the continued effort for rehabilitation of the victims of violence. These initiatives would go a long way in changing the narrative towards reconciliation and resolution with the full support from the Central Government,” he said adding that the government has a consistent policy towards the peace and reconciliation and protection of human rights in the State.
He said the Government is fully committed to provide all basic facilities to people of the state especially in rural areas and development works are taking place in every corner of the state and the central government is providing wholehearted support for the purpose.
Earlier the Minister dedicated to the public the additional renovated building of Govt BHS Takipora.
The function was attended by the ADC Kupwara, Yar Ali Khan, Chief Education Officer M S War other dignitaries from different departments with huge participation of locals.
The Minister also released annual school magazine Lol-a-Agur of BHS Takipora.