Our forces giving befitting response to Pakistan: GUV
“Shah Faesal could deliver better as an officer rather than as a politician”
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Saturday said Indian forces are giving a befitting response to Pakistan which is "frustrated" because it is not able to push "infiltrators".
Malik expressed happiness over the successful conduct of Panchayat elections in the state and said “despite attempts by Pakistan and terrorists to vitiate the atmosphere here there is complete peace in the valley.”
"Our forces are responding appropriately to any provocation but the news does not come here. Pakistan is frustrated because it is not able to push infiltrators. It (Pakistan) was against the Panchayat polls and is unhappy over its successful conclusion," Malik told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.
Speaking on the killing of an Army Major and a Soldier in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district on Friday, the Governor said such acts demonstrate Pakistan's frustration.
"Frustrated Sallahuddin (Supremo of Hizbul Mujahideen in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir) asked terrorists to do something but they failed as the forces with the help of people, who are supporting us, foiled their plans. There is complete peace in the valley," he said.
On the rehabilitation of Kashmiri pandits in the valley, Malik said the government is concerned about them but did not elaborate any further.
Meanwhile, on the resignation of IAS officer, Dr. Shah Faesal, Governor Satya Pal Malik has issued a statement today saying he was an efficient and dedicated officer who rendered his services with great zeal and enthusiasm for the welfare of the state and its people particularly belonging to weaker sections of the society.
“In case he would continue his services as an IAS officer he could serve the people of society in a better way. As far as his feelings about Kashmiris are concerned he could be posted in the region for extending his fullest support in ameliorating the poverty and creating job opportunities for the youth of the valley so that people would be prosperous and would lead a better life,” Governor said in the statement.
Terming the decision to join politics by Shah Faisal as his personal, Governor observed he could have done better even otherwise. He (Shah Faesal) has to consult the youth to know their aspirations and try to create a new platform for the redressal of problems and grievances of youth.
Governor said Dr. Shah Faesal could deliver better as an officer rather than as a politician.
He, however, observed that it is not necessary for him to suggest Shah Faesal what he has to do in future even though his best wishes were always with him.
“I would love to meet him if he comes to me for redressal of problems of youth”, the Governor added in his statement.