Issue of PoK refugees is under consideration: Omar
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Last Updated: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 19:44
  
Jammu: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said his government was working on resolving the issue of PoK refugees in Jammu and Kashmir and it has been taken up with the Centre.

"The issue of refugees is under our consideration and we have raised it with the central government also," Abdullah said on the occasion of laying the foundation stone of Sant Manjit Singh Institute of Medical Sciences and Research at Jeevan Nagar, about 15 km from here.

Issue of PoK refugees is under consideration: Omar Jammu: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said his government was working on resolving the issue of PoK refugees in Jammu and Kashmir and it has been taken up with the Centre.

"The issue of refugees is under our consideration and we have raised it with the central government also," Abdullah said on the occasion of laying the foundation stone of Sant Manjit Singh Institute of Medical Sciences and Research at Jeevan Nagar, about 15 km from here.

"I hope the help which we are looking forward to from the Centre, with regard to the one-time settlement of refugees, will be provided," he said. Earlier, Minister for Housing and Horticulture Raman Bhalla said the issue of refugees was pending since long and the government was looking to provide them assistance.

Meanwhile, Abdullah also assured that Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee elections, which have not been conducted since last few years in the state, will be held soon.

"A decision in this regard will soon be made by the Law and Parliamentary Affairs minister and you will be given the permission to hold the elections here," he said.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 19:44


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