Shaheen visits snow bound areas of Banihal

Seeks restoration of utility services

Banihal, Dec 26: National Conference District President Sajjad Shaheen on Wednesday visited various snow bound areas in Banihal Assembly Constituency and expressed grave concern over lack of basic facilities like power and drinking water besides dilapidated road network.
Shaheen urged the Governor’s Administration for carrying out restoration of utility services on war footing basis so that the people are provide basic necessities and other essential services on immediate basis. He said the people are already suffering due to intense cold and snowfall and they need some respite at this hour of crisis.
Shaheen visited Mahu- Mangit area of Tehsil Khari in the constituency, most of which is snow bound. He interacted with the people and sought firsthand information about damages caused due to snow and services impacted during the past few weeks.
He said the people of Mahu-mangit, Khari, Chaknarwa, Chanjlu, Neel, Thachi,Pogal-Paristan, Ramsoo, Bingara,Sarachi,Trigam, Chamalwas, Runigam, Kharwan ,Chaka-Sarbagni and other areas were hit the most. He also sought presence of medicos and para-medicos in the health institutions and adequate stocking of medicines to cope up with the needs of the people.
Shaheen also sought adequate stocks of rations at sale outlets so that they people do not suffer.
Meanwhile, newly elected Sarpanch and a prominent Congress activist Mohd Maqbool Sheikh of Mangit joined NC along with five panches and other supporters.
Shaheen welcomed the new entrants and hoped that with their joining the party will be further strengthened at the grass roots level.