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Lone asks admin to ensure all public amenities during Muharram

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Seeks additional quota of ration for people

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference senior leader and Member of Parliament from Baramulla Muhammad Akbar Lone on Thursday toured various hamlets of Sumbal Sonawari and sought all public amenities to people in view of the ongoing holy month of Muharram Ul Haram.

According to the NC spokesperson, in view of the ongoing month of Holy Muharram, MP Akbar Lone toured various Shia Inhabited hamlets of Sumbal Sonawari, where he interacted with local populace, who apprised the visiting MP about the plethora of issues concerning them in their day to day lives.

“People acquainted the MP about the scarcity of drinking water and the erratic power supply. The shortage of proper street lighting and availability of adequate ration at local stores was also brought to his notice by the locals. Interacting with the locals, Lone said that the administration has lost sight of the issues faced by the people in Sumbal Sonawari belt. He said that the lack of basic amenities like drinking water, roads, steady electricity supply and adequate ration at PDD stores is the most common cause for the suffering in the entire belt,” the spokesperson.

“The predicaments of the people have increased manifold during the ongoing holy month, when the basic requirements of the people see an obvious increase. Local administration expectedly makes all possible arrangements preparatory to the forthcoming holy month, but the paucity of ration, erratic power supply, scarcity of drinking water, and unavailability of street lighting and proper sanitation around Imam Bargah reveals their dereliction of duty,” he said.

“Later, MP lone called the local Sub district magistrate and impressed upon him to ensure all basic and effective amenities to the Shia brethren inhabited hamlets. He also urged the administration to install proper lighting near all the local Imam Bargah and revered shrines. Lone also sought doling of additional quota of ration particularly sugar, wheat, rice to people at all PDD stores across the Sumbal Sonawari belt in view of the ongoing holy month,” he said.

“Meanwhile, State Women’s Wing President Shameema Firdous, and Central Secretary Irfan Shah have also impressed upon the divisional administration to ensure all basic and effective public amenities and civic facilities in the Shia inhabited locales in view of the ongoing holy month of Muharram,” he added.

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