Expresses solidarity with Covid affected families
Srinagar: National Conference (NC) President Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Thursday presided over a virtual meeting of the party’s Central Working Committee (CWC), where party affairs, Covid situation and future course of action dominated the interaction.
During the course of a marathon six hour working committee meeting, the working committee members discussed party affairs and also deliberated on the prevailing political situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
The members present in the meeting reflected on the far-reaching political, economic consequences confronted by the people of JK in the shape of skidding the economy from the path of growth and soaring unemployment.
The plight of people engaged in unorganized labour and services sectors also resonated in the meeting, where the party president listened to the concerns raised by each respected member. Besides that, threadbare discussions on recovery and containment from the looming uncertainty were also deliberated upon by the members.
While interacting with the members, the party president called for collective action to combat the pandemic.
He exhorted the functionaries to lend all support to the ongoing battle against the Covid Spread. With the disease in full swing, Dr. Farooq called for a sustaining zero-covid strategy to eliminate the deadly virus from the region.
Dr. Farooq stressed on the mitigation and compensation of the losses incurred by the people of J&K due to the current situation. Stressing on unity and common purpose as a potent weapon to combat the virus spread, he said the ongoing situation is a call to action for everyone to work together with political class no exception to it.
He appreciated the health workers on the frontlines and the personnel manning essential services for their spirit of collaboration saying the efforts of the lacs of ground staffers, health workers and other frontline workers portrays the truism about indisputability of collective action in combating the emergencies.
Party Vice-President Omar Abdullah, apart from raising other issues, expressed sympathy with the families whose loved ones were devoured in the current Covid pandemic.
While interacting, the members raised the issue of development deficit, administrative inertia, brutality against tribal community and infringement of their forest rights, widespread unemployment, plight of traders, horticulturalists and marginal artisans and hawkers, impressing upon the incumbent JK government to govern the people by the principles and rules laid in the constitution of the country.