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Rasheed appeals government to end miseries of border areas

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Tangdar: Accusing successive governments of ignoring remote and border areas like Tangdar and Karen and using them for their vote bank politics, AIP President Er. Rasheed has said that the condition of roads, bridges, schools, health institutions and various other infrastructure has exposed the hollow claims of development of border areas.

A spokesman of the party in a statement said that while addressing public gathering at Tangdar today, Rasheed regretted that Tangdar has have been deprived even of a tunnel at Sadhna that would have enabled the Chokibal Karnah road remain open throughout the year.

“Governments seems interested only in ensuring shelling at the borders so that blood, self-respect and property of border residents is used to fight the battle of elections in Delhi and Islamabad from time to time,” the statement quoted Rasheed as saying.

Rasheed, as per the statement, said that while people on the other side of LOC are enjoying better basic immunities, the border residents on this side of LOC don’t get proper share even in belt forces”.

Er. Rasheed appealed government to develop roads without excuses and delay. He said that every government promised a tunnel at Sadhna but no one fulfilled the promise.

He lashed out at Congress and BJP over their exchange of arguments over surgical strikes saying while people in border areas are living in constant fear, it is shameful that rather solving Kashmir dispute the two main national parties seem engaged in hitting Kashmiris and just use every bullet at borders for their political gains.

Er. Rasheed reiterated that NC and PDP have exploited people of border areas by encouraging ethnic and regional divide and thus diverting the attention from real issues.

Er. Raheed appealed people of Karnah to support AIP as “the party has been representing sentiments, aspirations and sacrifices of Kashmiris with sincerity and believes in overall development of every region.

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