Mehbooba visits Jammu border areas, Appeals Pakistan to respect, respond positively to Ramadhan Ceasefire

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 5/25/2018 7:56:21 PM

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today visited the border areas of R S Pura, Samba and other places of Jammu province which have been severely hit by the cross border shelling of past few days. She interacted with the affected people and took an on the spot appraisal of their difficulties and demands.

Minister for Relief, Rehabilitation & Reconstruction and Disaster Management, Javed Mustafa Mir accompanied the Chief Minister during the visit.

The Chief Minister visited R S Pura and met the affected people presently put up at the local ITI, Chakroi Farm and Satarian.

Interacting with the people, the Chief Minister said she is deepy distressed and anguished due to the continued flare up on the borders and sought an immediate end to it to save the people of border areas from more losses of life, property and peace. She appealed the leadership of Pakistan to respect the sentiment of Ramadhan and respond positively to the Ramadhan ceasefire announced by the Centre recently. This, she said, has led people of the State to heave a sigh of relief and now the need is to extend this gesture to borders as well for which she asked Pakistan to respond positively. She reminded people that complete peace prevailed along the borders in the State for more than a decade after the ceasfire at borders reached at in 2003.

 

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