Provincial Youth National Conference President, Ajaz Jan on Saturday expressed deep anguish over widespread devastation caused by continued shelling from across the border on civilian areas along Line of Control and International Border, saying several precious lives had perished due to border skirmishes.
“There seems no end to these hostilities in absence of meaningful engagement between India and Pakistan”, Jan said after two-day extensive visit to the areas close to zero line in Poonch district. He prayed for peace to dawn early in the region, saying major brunt of these hostilities is being faced by the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Interacting with border dwellers of Qasba village, close to LoC, Jan said lamented over the failure of the PDP-BJP government in reaching out to suffering people, meeting the situation in terms of shifting the vulnerable segments to safer locations and ensuring their sustenance during these difficult times.
“The government seems to have virtually abandoned the border population”, Provincial President YNC said while taking strong exception to failure of the ruling dispensation in keeping up commitments with regard to safe shelters, bunkers and plots, promised during 2014 elections.