Jammu, Feb 9: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Vice President Mohammad Sartaj Madni has hailed the government decision to provide three percent reservation to Pahari speaking people in government services as an appropriate step towards harmonious growth.
He said that the decision comes as relief to Paharis of the state who have been striving for Tribal Status for long.
Madni said that PDP President and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has herself taken into account the social status of the community and always felt concerned about the problems faced by the educated youth from among them, more particularly in the back ground of their economic condition, social environment and lack of facilities to come up to the standards of competition of the times.
He said that PDP is committed to upliftment of all sections of the society through economic empowerment, quality education, cultural promotion and equal opportunities for growth. Towards the fulfilment of these objectives an exceptional treatment to certain communities has been the legitimate desire of PDP leadership. Reservation decision for Paharis is one such decision that meets the Party’s social agenda.
Madni has appreciated the cooperation from the alliance partner it is receiving in taking holistic view on issues of political, social and economic importance.
He expressed confidence and hope that the sincere efforts from Government in meeting the legitimate concerns of state’s people will be further strengthened to achieve the goal of the prosperous state with youth from all sections getting enough space to grow and furnish. (KNS)