UPA govt working to resolve all issues with Pak: Soz
Srinagar, Mar 28: Union Minister for Water Resources Saifuddin Soz has said the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government is working to resolve all outstanding issues with Pakistan.
He said the offer of treaty of peace, security and friendship made by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Pakistan shows the desire of to create an atmosphere of understanding between the two countries paving the way for settlement of all issues.
Addressing a public meeting at Kupwara, once the hub of militants, he said UPA government led by Dr Manmohan Singh is eager to see peace and prosperity becoming order of the day in Jammu and Kashmir.
Referring to Ms Sonia Gandhi's resignation from the Lok Sabha and as the Chairperson of the NAC, he said Ms Gandhi has set yet another example of selflessness and high values of a political leader.
This, he said vindicates her sincerity for strengthening democratic institutions and bringing oransparaicy in the political affairs.
Mr Soz called upon the people to strengthen the hands of Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad in his efforts to usher in a new era of peace and development in the state.
He hoped that next three years would be the years of prosperity and progress, saying that state government has initiated various measures to accomplished the difficult task.
He the government would accord priority to the overall development and progress of far-flung and hilly areas of the state.
Prof Soz said 12 telephone exchanges of the Kupwara district would be augmented and the development of remote area of Machil will be prioritised.
He hoped that one-lakh mobile connections would be provided to the district besides 15 tube wells in various blocks.
He announced construction of a Lift Irrigation Scheme in Gulgam, which will provide irrigation facility to 6,000 Kanals of land.