Mehbooba welcomes reservation for Pahari community in Jammu and Kashmir
Former Chief Minister and President Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday welcomed the government decision to provide reservation to the persons belonging to Pahari community in Jammu and Kashmir and termed it as an appropriate step towards state’s harmonious growth.
In a statement, Mehbooba congratulated the Pahari community for being granted the reservation, stating that the decision was taken by the PDP led government last year in February and that she is thankful to the Governor for giving his assent to that vital decision.
She said that the PDP while being in the government had taken itself into account the social status of the Pahari community and always felt concerned about the problems faced by the educated youth from among them, more particularly in the back ground of their economic condition, social environment and lack of facilities to come up to the standards of competition of the times.
Mehbooba further remarked that the PDP since inception has been striving for the upliftment of all sections of the society through economic empowerment, quality education, cultural promotion and equal opportunities for growth.
“Towards the fulfillment of these objectives an exceptional treatment to certain communities has been the legitimate desire of PDP leadership. Reservation decision for Paharis was one such decision that meets the party’s social agenda,” said the PDP president.