SRINAGAR: Soon after being released from house detention, Chairman of his faction of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday visited Gojwara area of downtown to take stock of the damage caused by the deadly blaze on Friday night. The fire left a building of Muslim Wakf Board housing nearly two dozen shops completely damaged resulting in the loss of crores of rupees.
A Hurriyat (M) statement issued here said the affected shopkeepers briefed Mirwaiz about the nature of losses caused by the fire.
Stressing on the need of immediate rehabilitation of the shopkeepers who lost their source of livelihood, Mirwaiz urged carious NGOs and the Wakf Board to take measures so that the affected shopkeepers start their business afresh.
Meanwhile, Mirwaiz expressed his heartfelt condolences on the demise of mother of Zahir ud Din, the senior editor at Greater Kashmir. While extending his solidarity and sympathy with the bereaved family, Mirwaiz prayed for highest standards in Jannah for the deceased.