Poonch, May 05: National Conference (NC) senior leader and former legislature from Haveli Ajaz Jan Thursday said that the successive government's in JK since 2015 have forsaken the development demands of the PirPanjal region, and Poonch District in particular, a party statement said.
In the second leg of his ‘whirlwind’ tour to the remote areas of the Poonch district, Jan visited upper reaches of PytBaila, where he took note of the grievances faced by the locals in Nabni, Baran, Thilan, Jabri, Galisheikan and various other hamlets, the statement added.
During the breadth of the tour, the locals apprised him about different problems particularly the absence of surface connectivity and to BaranJabriThillan and GalisheikanBaila, the statement said.
The locals also rued the issues of public utility services particularly electricity in the hamlets. The visiting party leader was apprised that the Hamlets are yet to be electrified despite the tall claims of administration on cent percent rural electrification. Interacting with the locals while making stopovers at various hamlets,Jan said that the Poonch District has long been rescinded from the development radar of the government. "There has been no upgradation and augmentation of public utility services in the district. The claims of the government on universal rural electrification is yet to materialise in this district. Claims on good governance and bringing a seismic shift in addressing the concerns of the most vulnerable sections of society have fallen flat. Administration is not visible on the ground in Poonch.