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Srinagar, Jul 9 (UNI) The Kargil Autonomous Hill Development Council (KAHDC) has sought an extension in its term, which is ending on August 9, 2008.

In a meeting with Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra, at Raj Bhavan today, a delegation from Kargil, led by Chief Executive Councilor (CEC) and Chairman, KAHDC, Asgar Ali Karbalai pleaded that in view of a very limited working season and the topographically disadvantageous, the district will suffer on the developmental front in case three consecutive elections are held-- first to the Council, then to the Assembly followed by the elections to the Parliament-- after shorter intervals.

Mr Karbalai urged the Governor to consider extension in the term of the Council, as provided in the Act, so that focused attention is paid to the execution of development projects before the working season comes to a close later this year.

An official spokesman said Mr Vohra gave the delegation a patient hearing and assured that the demand will be appropriately examined by the Ladakh Affairs Department in the State Government.

The CEC briefed the Governor about the developmental activities undertaken in Kargil and said every effort was being made to ensure completion of various projects on a time bound basis.

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