SRINAGAR, July 29: Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Thursday welcomed a delegation of prominent political leaders from district Poonch led by former state secretary PDP Shamim Dar who joined Apni Party at its party headquarters in Lal Chowk, Srinagar.
The joining ceremony took place in presence of Senior Vice President Ghulam Hassan Mir, former MLA and Senior Apni Party leader Mohammad Dilawar Mir, Provincial President Kashmir Mohammad Ashraf Mir, Media Advisor Farooq Andrabi, Provincial Secretary Javed Mirchal, District President Kupwara Raja Manzoor and District President Ganderbal Javid Mir.
On this occasion Apni Party President expressed hope that the joining of Mr. Dar and his associates will strengthen Apni Party cadre at the grassroots level in Pir Panjal region.
“Apni Party is committed to the resolution of people’s grievances at all forums available to it. Since its inception, Apni Party has advocated for a holistic development of all the regions of Jammu and Kashmir with a special emphasis on rural and other neglected areas. District Poonch is one of such areas that has a great tourism potential but unfortunately the same has never been explored by the successive governments,” Bukhari said.
He said the topography and picturesque landscapes of Poonch have the capacity to generate employment for the locals which need to be harnessed by the government. Bukhari welcomed the new entrants into the party-fold saying that their joining has added colors to the Party in district Poonch. “I am of firm belief that with the joining of our new colleagues, Apni Party’s socio-political agenda will be disseminated effectively across the nook and corner of the region,” he added.
On this occasion, former City President NC and President Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee Surjan Singh, former Block President PDP Hafiz Mohammad Shah, Rajendra Singh, Girdar Singh, Talib Hussain, Mohammad Rafiq Mir, Amarjeet Singh and Ikmanpal Singh also joined Apni Party.
The new entrants thanked the Party leadership for providing them with a viable political platform and pledged to strengthen the party at grassroots level and voice the pressing concerns of the people.