Jammu, May 07: Expressing concern over increasing unemployment in J&K, Apni Party president Syed Mohammed AltafBukhari Saturday said joblessness among the educated youth has become a major challenge.
A party statement said that Bukhari was addressing joining programmes at the party office in Gandhi Nagar when he welcomed dozens of youth and the college students who joined the party in presence of other senior leaders.
Social activist Parveen Mahajan along with his supporters, MohdYaqoob, VikasThappa, Aman Kumar and others joined Apni Party, the statement said.
The students from different colleges including PrinkalManik, FurkanChoudhary, Raja Rajput, MohdYounis, DawoodPathan, Sarthik Sharma, Harish Thapa, Shubham Kumar, Nitish, AdarshChoudhary, KushalKaul, Shazib, Tayiub, SukhvinderSangral, Kamal Pangotra, SidharthPangotra, Karan Mahajan and others also joined Apni Party, the statement said.
While welcoming them into the Party, Bukhari hoped that their joining would strengthen the Party at the grass root level.
Referring to the increasing unemployment, Bukhari said that J&K has lakhs of post graduates who are still unemployed and the government has not been able to provide them jobs. It is time for the youth to elect a government which can address their growing issues of joblessness.
“They should elect a government of entrepreneurs which would be able to provide enough job opportunities with the creation of entrepreneurs and these entrepreneurs would be able to generate employment opportunities within J&K,” he said.
Bukhari said that the government has also not been able to advertise all the vacant posts in various government departments for their recruitment.
“The unemployment has emerged as one of the major issues and the government must take a serious view over the issue,” he said, and added that “Apni Party is committed to the creation of job opportunities for the unemployed youth.”
He further said that the Apni Party is committed to develop the health care infrastructure, road connectivity in remote areas and improve the education system in all the government’s educational institutions and ensure equitable development of all the regions.