Opposition National Conference (NC) has sought a special session of the State Legislature and constitution of Union Cabinet Sub Committee for deliberating the course of action with regard to permanent resolution of problems confronted to people along the Line of Control and International Border in the state.
“This is a human issue that calls for humane approach by rising above party politics”, Provincial President Devender Singh Rana said while addressing a press conference at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhavan here this afternoon.
Rana, who along with a high level delegation of the provincial leaders, visited the Nowshehra Sector on the LoC, gave a vivid account of miseries faced by the people and stressed the need for priority and decisive action with regard to mitigating problems. He has already solicited the cooperation of the political parties in the region, appealing them to come under one umbrella to plead the common cause of border dwellers.
“Let this human problem remain free from politics”, he said while invoking the conscience of those at the helm, adding that the border residents need safe roofs by way of allotting them five marla plots in protective zones, schooling for children, adequate health cover, protection to livestock and conducive atmosphere for farming. He said the people in distress seem to have lost confidence in the political leadership, since the promises made have not been kept. “No sooner the guns roar from across the border, the residents run for their lives by abandoning homes”, he said adding that this has almost become a regular feature. The enormity has increased during the past three years, he added.
“We, as a political class, must eschew tendencies of photo ops and issuing exploitative statements to hog headlines at the cost of sufferers”, the Provincial President said, hoping that the politicians will not forget the victims on LoC and International Border once the semblance of peace dawns. He said these mistakes have dented the credibility of politicians, who are only seen planning and propagating the so-called measures once the border dwellers get into usual trouble.