Jammu: Observing that peace is imperative for progress and prosperity of any region, People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday assured the people that it will aggressively pursue its agenda to restore lasting and sustainable peace on the borders.
"Peace is imperative for progress and prosperity of any region. We assure the people that PDP will aggressively pursue its agenda to restore lasting and sustainable peace on the borders," PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said.
The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister was addressing a public meeting in support of PDP candidate for Vijaypur Assembly segment Dr Harmesh Singh Slathia at Vijaypur here.
"I assure you PDP will create conducive atmosphere so that farmers of the borders areas can cultivate their land up to the zero line without any fear of bullets or shelling," Mufti said.
"There is no reason to deprive farmers to cultivate their land which is located on the other side of the border fencing," he said referring to hundreds of kanals of uncultivated land that belongs to farmers of border areas.
"It is our commitment that atmosphere of peace and tranquility would be created on the borders so that residents of borders live in peace and can do their agricultural activities without any fear and terror," Mufti said adding that it was a historical fact that during the tenure of PDP government there was complete peace and calm of the borders.
Mufti said that PDP, if voted to power, would conduct on the spot direct recruitment for the unemployed youth of border areas.
He said his party would work on a multifaceted programme for socio-economic growth of the residents of border areas who always bear the brunt of hostility between India and Pakistan.
"Creation of economic opportunities for border youth would be one of the agenda of PDP in its election manifesto," he assured.
Exuding confidence that PDP will form the government in the state on its own, Mufti said that change was imminent in the J&K and people were looking for an opportunity to give PDP a chance to form the new government.
"It is writing on the wall that PDP is going to form new government in J&K," he said and asked the people to ensure victory of party candidates in the coming assembly elections.