|Poonch District lacks development, health care system: Manjit Singh|
|‘Inadequate bunkers risk lives of civilian on LoC’|
|EARLY TIMES REPORT|
JAMMU, Jan 19: Apni Party Provincial President and Former Minister Manjit Singh said that border district of Poonch has been facing multiple issues like poor water, electricity supply, health care system and inadequate bunkers. Manjit Singh said the people live under the shadow of guns with continuous ceasefire violations from across the border and this situation has threatened their lives and affected normal life. He was speaking before the prominent people from Poonch during the programme to welcome newcomers into the Party. Naib Sarpanch and also contesting candidate of DDC from Poonch Mohammed Shaban Raza, Abdul Raheem, Mohammed Shareef, Asif Khan, Imtiaz Hussain, Tajammul Hussain, Abaid Urehman, Zain Imam and others joined Apni Party in presence of senior leaders.
Welcoming them into the party, Manjit Singh said that the LoC firing has left many residents in fear as many of them do not have bunkers to take shelter during shelling from across the border. “The Govt should ensure that every household on the border should have bunkers for the safety and security of the civilian people. The medical staff should be made available in all the hospitals with emergency medicines,” he said.
He said that the education has also been adversely affected due to the border issues. He said that the development is possible when there is peace and the administration should ensure that the future of the children should not be compromised.
“The development of these areas, electricity, poor health care facilities, and road connectivity are one of the biggest concerns of the border people,” said Manjit Singh.
On this occasion, ex-MLA Faqir Nath, Media Coordinator Raqeeq Ahmed Khan, Advocate Tajinder Singh, Vipul Bali, Alam Khan, and others were also present.