Srinagar: Vice Chairman JK Waqf Board, Pir Mohammad Hussain today resigned from his post, citing personal reasons.
According to the sources, Hussain has sent his resignation to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti who is the chairperson of the Board. Hussain has asked her to relieve him of his responsibility.
“I have submitted my resignation to the chief minister five days ago, but I don’t know whether it has been accepted or not,” Hussain told a local news gathering agency.
Hussain was appointed as VC of the Wakf Board during the tenure of former Chief Minister Mufti Muhmmad Sayeed.
“I worked with dedication and honesty during this time and took several measures for improvement for the board and its properties. Anyone can now run it smoothly,” he was quoted as having said.
Hussain said that he will reveal the reasons of relinquishing the post at an appropriate time.
Notably, the J&K Wakf Board VC in his first press conference since he took over as the Vice Chairman of Wakf, conceded that the board was on the path of ‘revival’ and would soon be able to start new programmes in the construction and social sectors for the promotion of down-trodden sections of Muslims in Kashmir.
On Monday, Hussain addressed a press conference where he detailed his achievements and measures he had taken to revamp the board.
“I addressed the press conference yesterday to highlight my achievements and work done during my tenure,” he said.
In January last year, Hussain in an interview had said that he would resign if he was not able to revamp the Wakf and its properties.
“I say with honesty that if I am no able to implement the new plan to revamp Wakf or contribute for it, I will resign,” he had said.
Hussain, a senior PDP leader, was nominated as Vice Chairman of the J&K Waqf Board the then chief Minister late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed in 2012 and was asked to continue till the Vice Chairman is elected formally. However, he continued as VC as no one was elected formally to the post.