RAJOURI: Minister for Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Choudhary Zulfkar Ali on Saturday called for peace on borders. He said the state government was committed to support efforts to defuse tension on the borders.
The minister was speaking at public gatherings after laying foundation stones of Girl Hostels at Nagrota and Peeri. Being constructed at a cost of Rs 2.82 crore each, these hostels would provide accommodation to two hundred girls.
Asserting that war is no solution to any problem, he said it yields nothing but destruction and brings agony to generations to come.
He said emerging situation has troubled the people on border areas as they are forced to leave their homes. “But we are fully prepared to ensure the safety of civilians.”
“To lift the living standards of the common people through development is the priority of the present coalition government and we are in no way in favour of war,” he said.