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NC leaders address Party Convention at Shalimar

Srinagar: National Conference on Friday castigated the PDP-BJP Government in the State for perpetuating a sense of chaos in key public works departments as it has failed to release nearly 700 crores of pending payments to contractors.

Addressing a Block Convention of the Party at Shalimar in Sonwar Constituency on Friday, Senior NC leaders led by NC General Secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar, Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, Party Vice President Chaudhary Muhammad Ramzan, District President Srinagar Peer Muhammad Afaq lashed out at the Government for pushing the State into a paralysis mode on the governance front while breaking every single political promise that was made to the people in the now abandoned ‘Agenda of the Alliance’.

Addressing the Block Convention of the Party at Shalimar in Srinagar, NC General Secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar said the Government should not have allowed such a huge sum of payments to be accumulated as a liability.

“This has resulted in an unprecedented lockdown of key public works departments since the last almost two weeks and there seems no sign of a positive, critical engagement initiated by the Government. The contractors are demanding what is fairly owed to them. While the Finance Minister in his Budget speech declared he has no liabilities, now we have found out how nearly 700 crores of pending bills exist,” Sagar said.

NC Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani said almost 500 crores of these pending payments are from the last fiscal year while nearly 130 crores of these pending payments exist from works undertaken by the Government in the aftermath of the 2014 floods.

The Block Convention was also attended by NC District Secretary Muhammad Amin, Block President Harwan Bashir Ahmed Ganai, Block Secretary Bashir Ahmed Mir, Youth Block President Arshid Bhat besides Party Halqa Presidents, Delegates and workers.

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