Srinagar,February,19 2017.CNS: Peoples Democratic Party President and chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti today asserted that the agenda of her party is to change the situation of Jammu & Kashmir for better and its commitment and seriousness have been attested time and again.
Addressing a large number of people from Budgam district on the occasion of joining of a political heavy weight of Central Kashmir and senior leader of Congress party, Nazir Ahmad Khan of Beerwah into PDP here today, Mehbooba Mufti said the party has time and again displayed that it would rise to the occasion for the welfare of the people and won’t shy away from even taking tough decisions for the betterment of the State. She said it is an open page of recent history of Jammu & Kashmir that how PDP changed the things when it came to power in 2002. Be it political front or governance, everything witnessed a positive change during that period, she said.
Mehbooba Mufti said the party under the leadership of late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed has taken even very bold decisions to ensure a better environment to the people and take the State out of its difficult situation. She said the Agenda of Alliance which the party has negotiated for the present Government includes every aspirational requirement of the people and hoped that its successful execution would lead the State to the heights of peace, prosperity and development.
Welcoming Nazir Ahmad Khan into the party fold, Mehbooba Mufti said he comes from a good political legacy and is full of enthusiasm to work for the people of the area adding his entry into the party is like a home coming for him. She said the party needs young leaders like him to carry forward and implement the agenda of the party which aims at bringing happiness and prosperity back to the State.
Earlier, Vice President of PDP, Muhammad Sartaj Madni formally welcomed Nazir Ahmad Khan and his supporters into the party fold.
Son of Muhammad Sarfaraz Khan, a long-time associate of late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed and former Minister, Nazir Ahmad Khan has been in active politics for the last two decades. In the last Assembly elections he lost to then then chief minister, Omar Abdullah by a slender margin of less than one thousand votes.
General Secretary of PDP, Qazi Muhammad Afzal, Minister for PWD, Naeem Akhter, former MLA, Dr. Shafi Ahmad Wani and hundreds of party workers were present on the occasion.