Sajjad Shaheen conducts extensive tour to Neel and Tajnihal Villages;
Expresses concern over dilapidated condition of Neel-Chamalwas road;
Banihal, Oct 8th : National Conference leader and District President Ramban, Haji Sajjad Shaheen on Thursday expressed grave concern over dilapidated road conditions and lack of health care facilities in far-off areas of the Banihal Assembly Constituency.
During his two days on foot tour to various villages in Neel and Tajnihal areas, Shaheen, decried the neglect of the present dispensation due to administrative inertia. He said that there is no mention of development in the to-do-list of the government in Jammu & Kashmir saying that the far flung areas have become a byword of widespread and inescapable poverty, unemployment and development deficit.
He also said that the present dispensation has made no efforts to alleviate the concerns of the people of J&K as people find themselves in dire straits “Baffled and confused they do not know from where to get their problems redressed”.
Shaheen visited several villages that include Drupta, Harwari, Zamnag, Sinigam, Halla, Tajnihal, Hewagan and during interaction in these villages the people complained about scarcity of drinking water for several weeks.
He said the road network is also in a dilapidated condition that has impacted the mobility and added to the miseries of the people. He particularly referred to the bad shape of the Chamalwas - Neel road, saying no effort is being made to improve and upgrade it. The District President urged the R&B Department for taking up restoration and upgradation works on immediate bases.
Shaheen also drew the attention of the government towards deficiencies in education and health sectors and sought immediate filling up of vacant posts as also stocking of adequate quantity of medicines in the health institutions.
He said complaints about defunct utility services have also been received from Khari-Trigam-Mahoo- Mabgit, Pogal-Paristan, Sumar, Sarachi, Amkote-Thachi, Hijhal, Nowgam, Bajmasta, Chaka, Sarbagni, Bingara, Kumbla, Phagow, Maligam, Chaknarwah, Sumar and other areas.
Later in the day, Shaheen also visited the residence of party block Vice president Zahoor Ahmed Katoch and offered condolences to him and his famiky on the sad demise of his father Haji Mohammad Yousuf Katoch who died after a brief illness recently.
Party Block Presidents Neel, Ghulam Rasool Deng, Block president Ramsoo Nisar Ahmad Sohil, Block president Pogal-Paristan Riyaz Ahmed Mir, Saroanch Tajnihal Tanveer Ahmed Katoch, Block vice President Bahar Ahmed Naik, Youth Provencial Vice president Tariq Ahmad Dar, District Youth secretary Musharraf Ahmed Naik, Youth District joint secretary Mohd Ashraf Koka, Youth Block presidents Imtyaz Ahmed Mughal, block youth vice president Banihal Mashkoor Ahmed Draboo, Molvi Zulfiqar Ahmed, Youth leader Bilal Ahmed Wani, Khadim Hussain Daing, Mohammad Naseem Deng also accompanied the District President during his tour.